Sweet Paris by Michael Paul is a magical dessert tour through the streets of Paris. Michael not only provides us with 30 drool worth recipes he takes us down the streets of Paris to where all the best and chic desserts are.
Michael does not intend for this book to be a complete guide to dessert in Paris but rather a lighthearted journey through some of the classics desserts in the city.
The book contains seven chapters starting off with Chocolate and a recipe for truffles. The second chapter takes us to Paris fashion with recipes for macarons and the third chapters covers the classics. The rest of the chapters cover traditional desserts, decadent desserts, ice cream and confectionery.
I really enjoyed this book. I made two recipes, classic eclairs and meringues and both came out really well. The book got me to try two new things that I hadn’t considered baking before. I also tried making the macarons but it did not end well. My mixture was far too dry.
This is a great coffee table book as it’s not just a recipe book but also a guide to the bake shops of Paris. Flicking through the pages made me want to book a ticket on the next Eurostar and start making a dent in the list Michael provided. I haven’t spent any time Paris since I was a kid and the book is a great place to look for suggestions. I find that big foodie destinations can often be almost too overwhelming with choice!
Thanks to Hardie Grant for my copy