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FRENCH BRUNCH AT HOME

Baking with Le Petit Croissant

Leah Johnson


Celebrate the holidays, special occasions, or just the weekend with this collection of tried-and-true recipes from Le Petit Croissant. Perfect for novice through experienced bakers, this gorgeous full-color cookbook printed on premium paper tempts your palate with more than 30 recipes for Classic Croissants (Almond, Chocolate Hazelnut, Butter, Pain au Chocolat, Morning Buns),  Fast and Easy Croissants,  Scones,  Brioche,  Quiches,  Salads,  Crème Fraîche,  Granola,  and Jams for all seasons.  Look for Baker’s Tips, step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, adjustments for those bakers who live at high altitudes, make-ahead tips, category histories, and lovely photography.


Perfect as a gift -- or for yourself!


Contents
Welcome to Le Petit Croissant
Baking at High Altitude


CROISSANTS
Brief History
Day 1: Make Your Dough. Why European-Style Butter? / Classic Dough / Fast and Easy Dough
Day 2:  Make Your Croissants. Prepare Your Dough for Shaping / Butter Croissants / Almond Croissants / Chocolate Hazelnut Croissants / Pain au Chocolat / Morning Buns

SCONES AND BRIOCHE
Brief History
Orange Cranberry Scones / Ginger Scones / Lavender Scones.
Brioche a Tete / Brioche Nanterre / Brioche Sandwich Loaf

QUICHE AND SALAD
Brief History
Prepare Quiche Crust / Quiche Lorraine / Quiche Alsacienne / Quiche with Black Olives and Sundried Tomatoes / Quiche with Smoked Salmon and Capers
Simple Green Salad with Vinaigrette / Fruit Salad with Lemon Creme Fraiche

JAMS
Brief History
Making Jam Without Pectin
Basic Recipe for Jam
Spring and Summer Jams. Spring Strawberry Jam / Strawberry Rhubarb Jam / Strawberry Blueberry Jam / Summer Peach Jam / Ginger Peach Jam / Almond Peach Jam.
Fall and Winter Jams. Fall Fig Jam / Fig Ginger Jam / Apple Fig Jam / Winter Mix Jam / Raspberry Ice Jam / Spiced Plum Jam.

GRANOLA WITH YOGURT
Brief History
Cranberry-Almond Granola

2016, 112 pages, full color interior, premium lay-flat paperback,

7″ x 10″ x 3/8, ships in 1-3 business days. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After an award-winning career in a wide range of executive positions in publishing both in Canada and the US, Leah Johnson returned to her early love of baking to found Le Petit Croissant, a popular farmer's market booth in Colorado Springs. The results of her labour proved so popular she has gathered her recipes as well as fascinating background information together in her first book, ​French Brunch at Home.

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