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Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu Bakery School: 80 Step-By-Step Recipes for Bread and Viennoiseries

Le Cordon Bleu Bakery School: 80 Step-By-Step Recipes for Bread and Viennoiseries

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Available in English for the first time, a step by step guide to baking from the world renowned culinary school!

Le Cordon Bleu is the highly renowned, world famous culinary school noted for the quality of its courses, aimed at beginners as well as confirmed or professional cooks. It is the world's largest hospitality education institution, with over 20 schools on five continents. Its educational focus is on hospitality management, culinary arts, and gastronomy. The teaching teams are composed of specialists, chefs, and pastry experts, most of them honored by national or international prizes. One of its most famous alumnae in the 1940s was Julia Child, as depicted in the film Julie & Julia.

There are 80 illustrated recipes, explained step-by-step with 1450 photographs presented in seven chapters with recipes for traditional baguette, sourdough bread, milk rolls, focaccia, ciabatta, pita, challah, croissants, pain au chocolate, Parisian brioche, stollen, panettone, vanilla flan, kouign-amann, galette des rois...and much, much more.

Discover recipes for traditional, regional breads and breads from around the world, as well as viennoiseries (Danish pastries) and French pastries. Learn how to knead, shape, and score breads and achieve baking success thanks to the know-how and advice of the very best bakers.


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Title: "Le Cordon Bleu Bakery School: 80 Step-By-Step Recipes for Bread and Viennoiseries" - A Masterful Guide to Baking Excellence

Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

"Le Cordon Bleu Bakery School: 80 Step-By-Step Recipes for Bread and Viennoiseries" is an exquisite treasure trove for aspiring bakers, offering a meticulous and comprehensive guide to mastering the art of bread and viennoiseries. Created by the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone with a passion for creating delectable baked goods.

The book's structure is thoughtfully organized, starting with foundational techniques and progressively building up to more complex recipes. Each step is presented with precision and clarity, allowing even novice bakers to confidently tackle intricate bread and viennoiserie creations. The detailed instructions, accompanied by stunning photography, are akin to having a renowned chef and expert mentor right by your side.

What sets this cookbook apart is its emphasis on classic French baking traditions, showcasing the timeless excellence that Le Cordon Bleu is known for. From baguettes and croissants to brioche and pain d'épi, the recipes encompass a wide array of bread and viennoiseries, each with its own distinct character and flavor profile. The book successfully captures the essence of French baking, elevating it to an art form accessible to all.

The inclusion of essential tips and techniques, such as mastering the art of dough fermentation and shaping, enhances the educational value of the cookbook. Readers not only learn to create exquisite bread and pastries but also gain a deeper understanding of the science and craftsmanship behind each recipe.

While the book predominantly focuses on French baking, it also explores global influences and offers a creative twist with some contemporary recipes that incorporate international flavors. This blend of tradition and innovation adds depth and diversity to the cookbook.

In conclusion, "Le Cordon Bleu Bakery School" is an exceptional guide to the world of bread and viennoiseries. It combines the prestige of the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school with accessible, step-by-step instructions that empower bakers of all levels to achieve excellence. Whether you aspire to master the art of crafting the perfect baguette or dream of creating buttery croissants that transport you to a Parisian café, this cookbook is a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration. It's not just a book; it's a masterclass in French baking, destined to elevate your skills and your culinary creations to new heights. Highly recommended for anyone passionate about the art of bread and pastry making.