My Cookbook

Join me for a fun pastry adventure in the kitchen! My first cookbook, French Pastry Made Simple, was released on June 8th, 2021 and I’m so thrilled for you to discover it! The cookbook is a natural extension of my classes where I break down classic French pastry recipes and make them EASY and accessible! There are no special ingredients needed (I even had my mom ship me All-Purpose flour from the US to triple check that all the recipes worked with it!) and no crazy out-of-the-ordinary equipment. The instructions are detailed so it’s like I’m with you right there in the kitchen every step of the way.

What You Need to Know (the fast points!)… This cookbook:

  • Is in English
  • Has ingredient measurements in both Cups and Metric (grams/ml) and Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Has more than 60 Classic French Recipes
  • Is for all Baking Levels
Credit: Krystal Kenney, Miss Paris Photo

The Format

The book starts with a fun little intro explaining the book and then goes into a couple of notes about the ingredients and explains the equipment that is used in the book. One of my favorite additions… a piping chart!!! Knowing which piping tip to use can be super frustrating as the codes vary across brands, so I made a chart that you can refer to showing the European sizes and the equivalents for Wilton and Ateco tips.

From there, each chapter starts with a base foundational recipe (like pastry cream or a simple puff pastry), which as you’ll soon find out, allows you to make tons of different patisseries. For example, in the Pastry Cream chapter, you’ll master the base recipe of vanilla pastry and soon be whipping up Flan, St. Honore, a gorgeous fruit tart and more!

A peek at the Recipes in the Book:

  • Tarte au Citron Meringuée ou Pas!
  • Chocolate-Walnut-Pear Tart with Caramel Sauce
  • Vanilla Bean Flan
  • Strawberry Fraisier
  • Blackberry Tart with Honey and Hazelnuts
  • French Macaron Tower with Lemon Curd or Raspberry-Thyme Curd Filling
  • Croquembouche
  • Charlotte aux Fraises
  • Profiteroles
  • Galette des Rois
  • Bûche de Nöel

Order Now

French Pastry Made Simple is available everywhere books are sold! Published by Page Street Publishing, distributed by Macmillan.

Amazon (Click Here for USCanada, and France)
Barnes & Noble
Indie Bound
Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)
… and wherever books are sold (like your local bookstore)! Just search my full name (Molly Wilkinson) and it will pop up!

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