What if your hobby turned into attending pastry school in Paris and a surprising career change? For Susan Holding, that’s exactly what happened. Susan was a nurse turned road warrior teaching medical professionals to use computer software. But on the weekends, her hobby was baking—usually while dreaming about mastering French pastry. While searching for a New England baking course, she mistakenly received information about Le Cordon Bleu’s pastry program in Paris. After careful consideration of the program and completing the application process, she was accepted, and off to Paris she went. Within a year she graduated with honors, left her nursing career, and opened her own bakery and cooking school, the Little French Bakery, in Wisconsin.
The Little French Bakery Cookbook takes us through Susan’s stories of success and mishap during her days at pastry school in France. These charming stories are interwoven between one hundred recipes that she has mastered since her days at school. Readers will find recipes both savory and sweet, with delicious flavors that will take them on their own trip to the City of Light.
Enjoy such recipes as:
• Kitchen sink cookies
• Tarte aux Pommes
• Onion soup
• Boeuf Bourguignon
• Oven roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower
While French cuisine can seem intimidating, Susan provides equipment lists, and her own hints and tips to aid readers in becoming the master of their kitchen. Find step-by-step photos to create seemingly difficult pastries at home. Whether new to baking or comfortable in the kitchen, everyone will find something new in The Little French Bakery Cookbook. Embark on your own culinary adventure and taste the delights of Paris!