Firstly, I must admit I have an obsession with cookbooks! In particular those that are related to baking anything sweet of course. So when I stumbled upon 'Patisserie: Mastering The Fundamentals of French Pastry' cookbook (in English) by Christophe Felder, I knew I had struck gold and quickly made my way to the cashier!
After many hours perusing the pages, looking at all the neatly set out step by step instructions, I finally decided on which recipe I would attempt first…a chocolate mousse tart!
While this book might not be for beginners, it's a fantastic resource for pastry makers as it provides a little more knowledge about the techniques used in pastry, chocolate and sugar art. I found the recipe for the chocolate mousse tart easy to follow and it turned out exactly as I had hoped. The only thing I added was some frozen raspberries to the mousse mix. Once baked, using an Eiffel Tower cookie cutter as a pattern, I dusted it in cocoa powder.
So if your looking to add to your own cookbook collection, this one might be worth having a look at.