Gourmet Preserves Chez Madelaine
"A remarkable culinary windfall." —Charlie Trotter
"I only own one book on making jams and preserves and this is it." —Gale Gand
Gourmet Preserves Chez Madelaine shows a new generation of home cooks the old-fasioned art of "putting food by" with easy DIY recipes for jams, jellies, and marmalade. In addition, author and French cooking instructor extraordinaire Madelaine Bullwinkel includes dozens of recipes for muffins, scones, crepes, puddings, pastries, desserts, and breakfast treats to use with these preserves.
The full flavor of fruit picked at the peak of freshness shines through in more than 100 recipes for preserves and 40 recipes for desserts. Most of the recipes avoid using commercial pectin, which means you can use less sugar, or, in some cases, none at all. Bullwinkel has taught French cooking for over 35 years at her home-cooking school Chez Madelaine and across the US and France. Her thorough style combines with how-to illustrations and time-saving techniques in this book, making the process of canning and preserving surprisingly simple.