Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes

October 5, 2019 - Comment

How do you catch lightning in a measuring cup?Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut™, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has taken the world by storm. But he’s no one-hit wonder. Classically trained in Paris, responsible for a four-star kitchen in New York, and now the proprietor of New York’s highest rated bakery, Ansel has

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How do you catch lightning in a measuring cup?

Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut™, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has taken the world by storm. But he’s no one-hit wonder. Classically trained in Paris, responsible for a four-star kitchen in New York, and now the proprietor of New York’s highest rated bakery, Ansel has become a modern-day Willy Wonka: the creator of wildly creative, extraordinarily delicious, and unbelievably popular desserts.

Now, in his hotly anticipated debut cookbook, Ansel shares the secret to transforming the most humble ingredients into the most extraordinary, tempting, and satisfying pastries imaginable. Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes reveals the stories and recipes behind his most sought-after creations and teaches lovers of dessert everywhere how to make magic in their own kitchens.

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Anonymous says:

Great book! Ok, based on some of the reviews I actually almost didn’t get this book. But I am SO glad I did. I do realize that there really aren’t a lot of recipes but I love the way it is written. Not only does Mr. Ansel have a talent for baking, but also for writing. I feel as though I am transported into the stories he tells for each of his creations and I end up feeling all of those wonderful emotions that food, and the creation of food and pastry can stir up in a person passionate about baking. The…

Anonymous says:

With patience, time, and the right tools, DA will teach you how to make stunning pastry. This is a beautiful book that tells you a bit about the background and personal philosophy of Dominique Ansel, then shares just 31 recipes, including ones for the Cronut(TM) and Kouign Amann.The book opens with a foreword by Daniel Boulud, a brief introduction, then there are seven short essays on Dominique’s approach to pastry and his journey up until now:1. Time is an Ingredient2. Beyond the Comfort Zone3. Don’t Listen4. What’s in a Name5. Create and…

Anonymous says:

Awesome book. I wish he had more secrets Awesome book. I wish he had more secrets. The At-Home Cronut Pastry is amazing. The instructions are easy to understand and execute. Final products are delicious. Thank you Chef Dominique for sharing your secrets.

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