Desserts have been a lifelong passion for Michel Roux Sr. and he is widely regarded as a leading authority on the subject. Trained in the classic French style and an inveterate global traveler with a passion for different cuisines, Michel has been inspired by many influences to develop an outstanding repertoire of desserts. Classic recipes are given a modern twist, while original recipes boast new combinations of flavours or a lighter or simpler style of cooking.
The book is divided into 10 chapters, each focusing on a particular type of dessert, from simple fruit desserts, hot soufflés and puddings, ice creams and sorbets, through meringues, mousses and parfaits to delectable tarts, pastries and gâteaux. Step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through specific techniques throughout the chapters as Michel presents recipes that are straightforward to prepare and designed to suit today’s fresher, lighter palate. Try his perfected recipes for Tarte au Citron, Autumn Pudding or Chocolate Mousse Cake with Cherries. For an everyday easy dessert, Spiced-roasted Peaches or Lemon Delicious Pudding; or for a special occasion, impress friends with a Passion Fruit and Kiwi Soufflé, Limoncello Parfait with Raspberries, or a Chestnut Bavarois layered with meringue.
Illustrated throughout with Martin Brigdale’s stunning photographs and designed in a clear, modern, easy-to-follow style, Desserts is set to become a classic from the moment it is published.