Step-by-Step Recipes to Help You Master the Art of French Pastry by Will Torrent, Foreword by Heston Blumenthal (Hardcover—2013)
If you've ever dreamed of being able to conjure up the mouthwatering pastries you've enjoyed in a Parisian cake shop but thought it would be too hard, think again! Will Torrent is a rising star in the pastry world and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French pâtisserie. With step-by-step photography, a no-nonsense approach to the key pastry techniques, and more than 60 beautifully illustrated recipes, this bible will become an invaluable source of inspiration and a constant reference for all your favourite French-inspired sweet treats. There are chapters on Basic Techniques, Pâtisserie, Tarts, Petits Fours, Gâteaux & Desserts, and Viennoiserie, and you'll find recipes for mocha éclairs, lemon tart, honey madeleines, brioche, and macarons.