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The French Apprentice DVD Collection
French Apprentice is a complete instructional 8 DVD Collection teaching you the fine art of French Patisserie. Presented by Chef Patissier Alain Desgranges. This is a fantastic way to learn the techniques of French Patisserie quickly and easily. Each DVD includes all the recipes, techniques and information you need to make your very own pastries and desserts.
If you are a culinary school, a working chef, a student, or an avid food lover, the knowledge you will gain from this DVD collection dates back hundreds of years with the fundamental techniques spanning these 8 DVDs. And, it has all been captured beautifully on high definition DSLR cameras for extra clarity.
Select a DVD to view the included recipes & video of each DVD:
DVD1 Choux Pastry
An apprenticeship in French Patisserie would not be complete without learning how to perfect Choux Pastry. It is the basis for many traditional French pastries.
DVD2 Biscuits Traditionnels
From the home kitchen to the shop window, French biscuits are a hallmark of the French culture. From the art of macarons, to the craftmanship of florentines, Alain will guide you through the traditional techniques in biscuit making.
DVD3 Creams & Sauces
Creams and Sauces is the complete guide to finishing traditional desserts with finesse. Learn how to add this fine touch to enhance the flavours of each specific dessert.
DVD4 Fruit Tarts
Fruit tarts are at the heart of traditional French desserts. Learn the techniques of tart making, from the popular Lemon Tart to the traditional Amandine. This is your guide to the perfect tart.
DVD5 Puff Pastry
Let Chef Patissier Alain Desgranges show you the art of Puff Pastry making. From entrées to desserts, Puff Pastry is one of the most versatile pastries in French cuisine.
DVD6 Chocolate & Confectionary
The aroma and creamy texture of chocolate gave it the name, 'food of the Gods'. A vast array of products can be made using it and Chef Patissier Alain Desgranges will guide you through the process of working with chocolate, enabling you to make the most delectable creations.
DVD7 Ice Cream & Sorbets
Light, delicate, fruity and rich. Some would say there is no better dessert than ice creams or sorbets. With the right ingredients and Chef Patissier Alain Desgranges' skill you will learn how to create the lightest and most exotic of desserts.
DVD8 Large & Small Cakes
The Grand Gâteau is the "pièce de résistance" of desserts and is indispensable to your special occasion. Petit Gateau is the dainty version. With guidance from Chef Pâtissier Alain Desgranges, you will delight in creating their elegant forms and subtle flavours.