When Giselle Courteau published her first cookbook, Duchess Bake Shop, in November 2014, it was an instant hit. Aimed at the home baker, this 288-page hard-bound book reveals the recipes for Duchess’s most cherished pastries and treats, providing clear, detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs.
Written from the heart and exquisitely photographed, the book places all the Duchess favourites at the fingertips of the home baker: buttery brioche, delightful macarons, danishes, scrumptious scones, delicate madeleines, comforting brownies, creamy éclairs, impressive mille-feuilles, Duchess’s signature cakes, the glorious St. Honoré pastry, and so many others.
“There are no secrets to what we do and no magic tricks to making our final product, and that’s why I wanted to write this book. By publishing these recipes, we’re able to share our craft and passion for baking—after all, good food is meant to be shared!”
Giselle and her team hope that this cookbook will be a timeless classic, helping home bakers gain confidence in the kitchen and passing on skills that are being all too quickly forgotten.
Errata note:Despite our best efforts, we have found the following printing error in the book:
p. 26, French Meringue Macarons—1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp almond flour should be1 1/4cup + 3 Tbsp almond flour