Duchess Bake Shop by Giselle CourteauDuchess Bake Shop by Giselle Courteau

Duchess Bake Shop

byGiselle CourteauPhotographed byAmanda Gallant

Hardcover | October 30, 2014

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Since opening its doors in October 2009, Duchess Bake Shop has been Edmonton's beloved bakery. It captivated the city with its delectable macarons, galettes and éclairs, made from the world's finest ingredients, and bounteously arranged on antique silver trays.

Now, its owners — Giselle Courteau, Garner Beggs and Jacob Pelletier — have published the bakery's debut cookbook. Duchess Bake Shop is a triumphant collection of 80 recipes for the bakery's most-loved pastries that anyone can make at home.

Like the bakery itself, the book is a feast for the eyes. Duchess Bake Shop offers 288 pages of recipes with exquisite, step-by-step photography and clear, detailed instructions for everything from the bakery's renowned tea-time treats and legendary tarts, to more complicated French classics: buttery brioche, delightful macarons, showy mille-feuilles, and the glorious St. Honoré cake.

Duchess Bake Shop includes invaluable tips about equipment, ingredients, and techniques such as how to properly temper chocolate and make the best salted caramel. Family recipes have also made it into the bakery's menu — and into this book — such as the Courteau family Tourtiere (French-canadian meat pie) and Aunt Debbie’s Lavender Lemonade.

This is a delicious collection of timeless recipes that are a pleasure to make and a joy to eat. Bon Appetit!
"As co-owner of Duchess Bake Shop,Giselle is the fearless leader who leads her team by example, taking risks andinvesting herself completely in her work. She is able to admit that she mademistakes in the beginning due to inexperience, but has come a long way sincethe time when she just had 3 part-time staff working with her in the kitc...
Title:Duchess Bake ShopFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 11.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 inPublished:October 30, 2014Publisher:Duchess Bake ShopLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993901204

ISBN - 13:9780993901201


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another cookbook to add to your shelf Some of the recipes included in the cookbook may be challenging for the beginner baker however, most recipes include a step by step guide with pictures to help you better understand the instructions. The book includes a variety of recipes. The tourtiere made with easy mixer pie dough is a simple and delicious recipe from the cookbook that is sure to become a family favourite. If you want good results with your finished product, be sure to use good quality ingredients and avoid ingredient substitutions. I have found the baking times to vary from what's stated in the recipe. Depending on your skill level some of the items in the cookbook may be better enjoyed at their bakeshop. However, this is still a cookbook you want on your shelf, even if it's only for the beautiful pictures of the baked goods themselves.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bakery in Canada!!!! wow i feel so lucky to have some of the coveted duchess secrets!! this bakery is without a doubt the best bakery outside of Europe and Bouchon in the US. It is a must visit when you are in Edmonton! the recipes are a little more challenging but so worth the result! the navy/gold cover is beautiful too :)
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! A "must buy" for any baker! I absolutely love this book.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! Received this as a gift and love it! Love the way the instructions are outlined so clearly and the beautiful illustrations only add to the quality of this book. Almost too nice to use but it would be a shame not to try some of the amazing recipes in it! They are delicious. Perfect for those who love to bake.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! The Duchess Bake Shop is known for their high quality and well executed goods, and their cookbook is no exception. Recipes are well organized and have easy to follow instructions. Their more intricate recipes also have some step by step pictures included which paint a clearer picture for the aspiring home baker.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pictures, accurate and perfect instructions I was given this as a gift. Every recipe is an excellent step by step tutorial on producing a delicious and lovely baked good. The pastry cream is to die for, the key lime tarts are amazing,the scones are awesome,and all the cookies are delicious. Admittedly I haven't tried to make macarons which I think would be tricky but truly all the recipes have great step by step pictures and instructions which guide you to a finished product you will be delighted to look at and show off and love to enjoy!
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful book.... too bad the recipes don't work! This is an absolutely beautiful book - but I've had to try most of the recipes at least twice before getting anything remotely edible out of my oven. I consider myself an avid baker and bought the book from the store when it was first published. I've been disappointed. Even though I live in the same city, I've had to adjust cook times, quantities, and the consistencies of almost every recipe I've tried. Disappointing
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ ON A FULL STOMACH!! You'll want to eat the pictures right off the pages!! This book is decadent! The quality of the book is superior and I'll keep it protected forever. It has rekindled the baker in me. The quality of the book is superior and I'll protect it forever. I'm planning on visiting the Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton soon!!
Date published: 2015-08-06