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I think this may be an award winner, I just don't find it that interesting or filled with that many new ideas. Presented nicely and it is nice to have the many ways to use puff pastry in one book but many of the ideas I have seen in other books. I was looking for new ideas and was disappointed that I was not inspired. HOWEVER and this is important, if you have never used puff pastry or are intimidated by it, this would be a great book to purchase or check out at your local library/book store. The first part of the book is devoted to the making and handeling of both, from scratch and purchased puff pastry. Her diagrams are easy to follow as are her directions. There are also a nice selection of recipes. The more I think about this and look at this book the more I think I should have rated it higher...changing from 3 to 4 stars.
This is a very good book for learning to use Puff Pastry. Like the recipes very much. I've tried several and all were excellent. I no longer fear this pastry and buy it frequently to make a recipe from this book. Palmiers are my favorite! She makes it easy and you fearless. I highly recommend this one.
A small recipe book that takes puff pastry to new heights. The recipes are easy to follow and results are perfect of, at least the ones I've tried. Photos are a beautiful and accurate which some recipe books can not claim. Highly recommend for the experienced chef and casual cook.
I had read how great this cookbook was but I don't see it. There are very few pictures and when working with puff pastry pictures are helpful. Will probably only make a few of the recipes. A lot of the same thing just some different ingredients.