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Sweet Envy : 100 recipes from the grandest little bakehouse in town - Alistair Wise

Sweet Envy

100 recipes from the grandest little bakehouse in town

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2014
ISBN: 9781743360729
Number Of Pages: 256

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An old fashioned sweet parlour, cake shop and bakehouse all rolled into one.

Sweet Envy is an old-fashioned sweet parlour, cake shop and bakehouse rolled into one destination of deliciousness in Hobart, Tasmania, and run by acclaimed pastry-chef Alistair Wise and his wife and business partner Teena.

The recipes in this book are a snapshot -- a slice in time -- of the expert artisan produce of Sweet Envy: from pork & harissa sausage rolls and sticky pecan buns, to the perfect croissant, or a seriously haute-couture cake with lashings of buttery icing.

Within these pages are over one hundred fabulous recipes for pastries, both savoury and sweet, desserts, tarts, old-fashioned sweets, biscuits, cupcakes, gorgeous celebration cakes and ice cream to drool over (you'll want to lick the page, seriously).

The authors have worked in some of the most prestigious pastry kitchens and restaurants in the world, so these recipes are packed with the ancient wisdoms of professional pastry-chef experience. As well as this, their hilarious anecdotes and wry observations of community life among Hobart's farmers, foodies and friends, provide a refreshing and somewhat anarchic sense of humour not usually associated with the sweet art of baking.

About the Authors

Alistair Wise and his wife and business partner Teena grew up and completed their pastry and bakery apprenticeships in Hobart, Tasmania. They went on to work in top restaurants in Melbourne, London and New York. Alistair worked for Gordon Ramsay and ran his pastry department at The Connaught in London, alongside Angela Hartnett; Teena worked at The Greenhouse on London's Mayfair and then moved on to couture cakes.

They both worked for Gordon Ramsay when he opened his New York hotel, The London, which received numerous awards for desserts and Best Bon Bon Trolley. Now based in Tasmania, Alistair and Teena have brought to life their own food destination, a specialised bakery called Sweet Envy in North Hobart, Tasmania, offering old-time sweets and confections lovingly crafted in small batches.

Industry Reviews

"an exceptional recipe collection" and "wildly creative" --San Diego Book Review, 1/22/2016

Don't necessarily follow the directions!


Just be careful to adapt methods to where you live. Example - the suggestion to beat butter and sugar together for 10 minutes might be fine for cool climate Tasmania, in tropical North Queensland, it turned into an oily mess!



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ISBN: 9781743360729
ISBN-10: 174336072X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2014
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 20.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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