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Richard Bertinet - Author

About the Author

Originally trained as a baker in Brittany, Richard has over 20 years experience in the kitchen, baking, consulting and teaching. In 2005 he set up The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school in Bath, which now attracts people from all over the world to participate in his classes. His first book, Dough, was awarded The Guild of Food Writers Award for Best First Book, the Julia Child Award for the Best First Book and the James Beard Award for Best Book Baking and Desserts. Crust was given a World Gourmand Award for the Best British Book on Baking. Richard has appeared on Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and often on features for local television. His most recent appearance was with Rachel Allen on her Bake! series.

Featured books by Richard Bertinet

Patisserie Maison The Step-by-step Guide to Simple Sweet Pastries for the Home Baker

Patisserie Maison The Step-by-step Guide to Simple Sweet Pastries for the Home Baker

Author: Richard Bertinet Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Patisserie, the art of the maitre patissier, is the most admired style of baking in the world and requires the highest level of skill. In this new book master baker and bestselling author Richard Bertinet makes patisserie accessible to home bakers. Richard effortlessly guides you through challenging techniques with step-by-step photography and over 50 easy-to-follow recipes for the most revered and celebrated biscuits, sponges, meringues, tarts, eclairs and other classic desserts. With Richard's expert help, you will soon be creating authentic sweet tarts, bavarois, galettes, macarons and mousses. With creations including lavender and orange eclairs, gateau Saint Honore, tarte tropizienne, Paris brest and cassis kir royal mousse, Patisserie Maison opens up the world of divine sweet creations to novices as well as more experienced cooks.

Other books by Richard Bertinet

Crumb Show the dough who's boss

Crumb Show the dough who's boss

Author: Richard Bertinet Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

'All it takes to make bread is flour, water and salt. To make great bread, add a little Bertinet.' Pierre Koffmann 'Richard never ceases to amaze me with his writing and effortless skills as a baker... whenever I am with him for a coffee, a bite to eat or teaching with him, I always come away with new knowledge... a bread genius.' Angela Hartnett 'If you only have one book about how to make bread, this should really be it.' Nathan Outlaw Bread can be open and airy or compact and dense - it is all about the 'crumb' which characterises particular styles of loaf. In this inspiring new book, Richard Bertinet shares his hallmark straightforward approach to making bread through every step of the process, including the various techniques of fermenting, mixing and working - never 'kneading' - the dough. Richard shows you how to make everything from classic and rustic breads to sourdough using different flours and ferments. Learn how to bake a range of delicious sweet and savoury recipes from Cornbread with Manchego Cheese & Chorizo, Saffron & Seaweed Buns and Green Pea Flatbreads to Chocolate, Pistachio & Orange Loaf and Cinnamon Knots. There are also options for gluten-free breads and the best bakes to improve your gut-health by experimenting with different types of flour. Finally, Richard shares ideas for cooking with bread for delicious tartines or mouthwatering Brioche Ice Cream. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crumb will inspire and fill everyone, whatever their experience, with the confidence to bake an exciting repertoire of breads.

Patisserie Maison The Step-by-step Guide to Simple Sweet Pastries for the Home Baker

Patisserie Maison The Step-by-step Guide to Simple Sweet Pastries for the Home Baker

Author: Richard Bertinet Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Patisserie, the art of the maitre patissier, is the most admired style of baking in the world and requires the highest level of skill. In this new book master baker and bestselling author Richard Bertinet makes patisserie accessible to home bakers. Richard effortlessly guides you through challenging techniques with step-by-step photography and over 50 easy-to-follow recipes for the most revered and celebrated biscuits, sponges, meringues, tarts, eclairs and other classic desserts. With Richard's expert help, you will soon be creating authentic sweet tarts, bavarois, galettes, macarons and mousses. With creations including lavender and orange eclairs, gateau Saint Honore, tarte tropizienne, Paris brest and cassis kir royal mousse, Patisserie Maison opens up the world of divine sweet creations to novices as well as more experienced cooks.

Crust

Crust

Author: Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Richard Bertinet's revolutionary and simple approach gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He begins by mastering the mighty Sourdough and making your own ferments so that you can make bread anytime. And then he takes a look at speciality breads, using a range of flours and flavours - why not try making Spelt Bread or experiment with Bagels and Pretzels? He follows by exploring the Croissant and all its wonderful variations as well as covering other deliciously tempting sweet breads such as Stollen and Brioche. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crust is a worthy following to a remarkable debut.

Pastry

Pastry

Author: Richard Bertinet Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Bestselling author Richard Bertinet uses simple techniques and step-by-step photography to teach you how to make four different types of pastry before you put your skills to the test with a mouthwatering collection of over 50 recipes. He also dismisses the myths of making pastry and gives you his top tips on how to avoid mistakes or how to put them right if you do slip up. With recipes ranging from savouries, such as Duck Pie, Pumpkin and Ricotta Tarts and Sausage Rolls, to all the sweet treats you can imagine, such as delectable Prune and Rum Tarts, Passion Fruit Cheesecakes and a sumptuous Tarte Tatin, this is every cook's pastry bible. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and colour photography by the award-winning photographer Jean Cazals, this is an essential cookbook for every budding baker.

Dough: Simple Contemporary Bread

Dough: Simple Contemporary Bread

Author: Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2008

Richard Bertinet is renowned for his revolutionary and inspirational approach to breadmaking and his award-winning book Dough is an invaluable and beautiful guide to making simple, contemporary bread, with a 30-minute DVD giving additional guidance and step-by-step recipes. Richard brings fun to breadmaking and with his easy approach, you will never want to buy a supermarket loaf again. Each of the five chapters begins with a slightly different dough - White, Olive, Brown, Rye and Sweet - and from this 'parent' dough you can bake a vast variety of breads really easily. Try making Fougasse for lunch, bake a Ciabatta to impress, create Tomato, Garlic & Basil Bread for a delicious canape or show off with home-made Doughnuts - each recipe is a delight. Since it's publication in 2005, the book has been translated into 8 languages and sold over 100,000 copies. It won the Julia Child Award, the IACP Best Cookbook of the Year Award, a Guild of Food Writers' Award and a James Beard Foundation Award and was shortlisted for an Andre Simon Award and a Glenfiddich Food & Drink award.

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