SWEET by James Martin
published by Quadrille, 8th October, £20
Bestselling TV chef James Martin returns with more tempting recipes for contemporary desserts
that will delight anyone with a passion for the sweeter things in life.
SWEET features over 70 fabulous recipes from simple classic bakes and family favourites, to lavish cream-filled gateaux, and sophisticated showstoppers for that special occasion. It follows on from the success of his hugely popular book and BBC 2 series, Desserts, in 2007, which established Martin as the king of puddings, and a champion of home-baking.
Starting with the basics such as how to make puff pastry, choux pastry, crème pâtissière, and classic meringues, Martin moves on to mouth-watering recipes including Baked Chocolate Double Pudding, a Neapolitan Ice Cream Meringue Cake and the exotic sounding Chocolate Beetroot Roulade. There are desserts using cream and fruit such as Raspberry Bavarois Charlotte, Passion Fruit Délice, and Walnut Macaroons with Coffee Cream, as well as pastry sweets including the stunning Millefeuille of Pistachio and Basil Cream with Raspberries, Roasted Apple Tart, and his special, Rum Babas.
For teatime treats there are recipes for Blueberry and Maple Syrup Bake, Classic French Lemon Cake, and Peach and Crème Fraîche Crumble Cake, while for the festive season, there’s a Candied Fruit Christmas Garland that will grace any table. Martin also includes a troubleshooting section for those times when the puff pastry doesn’t rise, or the fruit sinks despairingly to the bottom.
Illustrated throughout with full-colour photography SWEET takes you step-by-step through the techniques to create perfect desserts every time.