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Format 165x240 Hardcover
EUR 29,90 / sFr 47,90
published in August 2010
Austria’s finest deserts and pastries
The new standard work for Austria’s finest deserts and pastries
Esterhazy torte, cream filled pastries, or the famous Guglhupf ring cake – Austrian cuisine finds its perfection in the world of sweets and pastries. Well-known Viennese patissier Dietmar Fercher reveals 180 of his irresistible recipes, which were deliciously photographed by Konrad Limbek: this elaborate and sophisticated seduction couldn’t taste any sweeter.
The comprehensive collection of typically Austrian desert recipes ranges from soufflés, sweet dumplings and puddings to Schmarren (a torn sweet omlette), Palatschinken (the Austrian version of crepes) and fried pastries. Of course, biscuit roulades, slices, crème deserts and parfaits are also included in the collection. Next to easy-to-understand tips, readers are treated with anecdotes on the scrumptious traditional pastries while also learning the basics of baking.
Whether fluffy, creamy or delicate: this book helps you create the finest in sweet seductions in your own kitchen.
Dietmar Fercher was born 1953 in Carinthia. After learning his trade in Spittal an der Drau, he perfected his knowledge as a pastry chef in Austria and abroad. His career stations included working as the master confectioner at the Kurkonditorei Oberlaa and as head patissier for the Hilton hotels in Vienna and Düsseldorf as well as for the Imperial Hotels and its cafés (Hotel Bristol, Hotel Imperial, Palais Ferstel, Café Central). For more than 20 years, the master patissier’s own Viennese café-patisserie, which has won the Golden Coffeebean award by Gault Millau and Jacobs Coffee, has been the home of his sweet culinary creations.
Andrea Karrer, born in 1963, is a versatile ambassador of Austrian culinary traditions. She has a weekly radio show, writes newspaper columns, works with Austrian chef Christian Petz, appears on TV, writes wonderfully tempting cookbooks - and all these activities express her true passion: cooking.
Konrad Limbeck, born 1974 in Upper Bavaria, has felt drawn to culinary delights since his childhood. After becoming a professional photographer, Limbeck, who lives in Vienna, has been working for a number of lifestyle magazines such as “Wienerin” and “Diva”.