The Baking Book
The Baking BookSébastien Boudet, illustrated by Robin Enström
At the Boudet family’s home, the kitchen is the heart of the house and the oven is always on. Everything is baked with a huge portion of love, whether it’s light-as-a-feather petites choux, a moist tiger cake or sour dough bread with a creamy crumb. Sébastien’s sons Hugo, Oliver and Antoine share his interest in baking, which is why this book contains recipes for everyone from Hugo’s age, six, to the more experienced home baker. The recipes include everything from simple but delicious chocolate balls to more advanced pastries such as Sébastien’s pièce de résistance: the macaroon.
As Sébastien believes that the ingredients are just as important as the recipes, he generously shares his knowledge about such things as the cacao-tree, the saffron flower and the vanilla orchid and teaches us more about the five elements of baking science: air, heat, cold, friction and water. The texts and recipes are accompanied by photographs and ingenious drawings by the illustrator Robin Enström.
Sébastien Boudet’s debut book The French Baker was selected as the best French cookbook at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. This eagerly awaited sequel, Le Baking Book, is perfect for everyone, irrespective of age or experience.