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Lamingtons & Lemon Tart : Best-Ever Cakes, Desserts and Treats from a Modern Sweets Maestro - Darren Purchese

Lamingtons & Lemon Tart

Best-Ever Cakes, Desserts and Treats from a Modern Sweets Maestro

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2016
ISBN: 9781743791868
Number Of Pages: 264

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Hailed as Australia's Willy Wonka, Darren Purchese is renowned for his stunning high-end dessert creations. Known as the chef with the tricks, with a scientific approach to food and ingredients, in Lamingtons & Lemon Tart, he turns his eye to the classics, cast with his trademark flair for the home cook who might be ambitious, but also wants to feel that the recipes are within their grasp – and that ingredients can be sourced with ease.

Alongside this line-up of classics, he includes a selection of his favorite modern creations, from Caramelized white chocolate mousse to Explosive raspberry wagon wheels; Lemon meringue pie éclair; Canneles; Passionfruit clouds; and his big-selling Popcorn and honeycomb rubble.

And, for the breakfast fans, Darren's winning Granola, his take on American pancakes, and the decadent Brioche French toast with cinnamon ice cream.

Recipes are divided across eight chapters (cakes, choux pastry, desserts, snacks, tarts, breakfast, confectionary and frozen dessert), while Darren also takes readers through the basics of what he considers to be “sweet essentials”, including batters, confectionary, caramel, pastry, meringues, jellies, and chocolate garnish.

About the Author

British-born pastry chef Darren Purchese has won a loyal, enviable following over five years with his Sweet Studio Burch & Purchese, on Chapel Street in Melbourne.

Together with wife Cath Claringbold, he has built a reputation for stunning feats of sugary deliciousness combining jellies, sponges, mousses, cream, crumbles and spreads. Many creations are works of art as much as they are a birthday cake or celebration dessert.

Darren has played a prominent role on MasterChef over successive years, he was responsible for the passionflower pressure test, one of the highest rating episodes in 2015.

Industry Reviews

"these lavish recipes will delight recreational bakers and tempt their guests to indulge in second helpings" - Australian House & Garden

Yum! Yum! Yum yum!!


This book is FANTASTIC!! With most cook books if you get one or 2 recipes out of it, then you call the buy a success. When you get a cook book and you flick through it and then decide to start cooking at the first recipe and work your way to the end of the book, then you're on to something special! The recipes are easy to follow, demonstrations of techniques, and you don't need a chemistry degree to succeed, nor do you need the lab that goes with it! Interesting and technical enough to appeal to the competent baker, but not so complex as to terrify beginner bakers... and did I mention yum?!?



Beautiful Book


A beautiful book and the photos are gorgeous. The recipes are written so well and easy to follow.

Tallong NSW


I find this book easy to read and understand


Great recipes



Lamingtons & Lemon Tart

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ISBN: 9781743791868
ISBN-10: 1743791860
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st October 2016
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38