Famous for creating the croissant-doughnut hybrid the Cronut™, (all the rage) Dominique Ansel is unquestionably one of the nation’s best pastry bakers. Classically French trained, he is known for being wildly creative in the kitchen and has won almost every award there is to win in the culinary world. In his debut cookbook The Secret Recipes, Dominique shares his craft and gives dessert tips to the home baker.
The book is divided into sections- beginner, intermediate and advanced with gorgeous photography accompanying each recipe. Rest assured, this is not your average cookbook- even the beginner recipes require some skill, not to mention adequate equipment.
If you have someone in your life who has a serious passion for baking and working with pastry, this cookbook would make a brilliant gift. Glossy, gorgeous, and brimming with delicious (albeit challenging) delicacies, it is much more than just a pretty coffee table book.