Johnsons | Club ChefJohnsons | Club Chef

Culinary Books

Bakery, Deserts

Freebies

Our gift to you – all orders over $100 receive a free gift, with compliments of the Johnson’s team.


Cook And The Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa

Cook And The Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa

Recipes for irresistible cakes, slices, pastries and pies that take old-school favourites above and beyond.

Old-school favourites, taken to the next level!

Who can resist exquisite hummingbird cake, delicate red velvet cake or decadent chocolate salted caramel brownies? Remember the pleasure of an after-school indulgence of Louise cake, peanut butter cookies or a crispy sausage roll?

In this mouth-watering collection of foolproof recipes, the geniuses behind busy cafe/bakery The Cook and Baker provide everything you need to take your home baking up a notch. Crowd-pleasing creations that cater for modern tastes but stay true to the nostalgia of your childhood. Slip on an apron, preheat the oven - your household is in for a treat

Code: 103163

$49.99
More Details  

GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

As a follow-up to his spectacular Patisserie, master pastry chef Christophe Felder presents Gâteaux, a beautifully illustrated guide to executing perfect cakes, from delightful small bites to showstopping centrepieces.

Classic French pastry represents the pinnacle of control, elegance, and technique. From jewellike canelés and madeleines in a window case to burnished brioches at the boulangerie to showstopper centerpiece desserts at five-star restaurants, everyone loves a perfect bake.

Precise instructions and step-by-step photographs guide bakers through 150 mouthwatering recipes, including one-bite delights, simple cakes, Sunday breads, celebration cakes, and tarts. Felder includes French classics such as sablés, éclairs, Saint-Honoré cake, tarte tatin, and croquembouche, regional recipes from Alsace, Brittany, and Provence, as well as his own twists on Belgian (Speculoos), German (Black Forest cake), and Australian (Pavlova) desserts.

Each beautiful photograph will inspire bakers of all levels while step-by-step pictures clearly illustrate techniques such as making fondant flowers, constructing a charlotte, and braiding a brioche. To build younger bakers’ skills and confidence, Felder includes a section of easy recipes for the whole family—which don’t short on proper technique.

Code: 103897

$95.00
More Details  

Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert

Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert

A visually stunning and groundbreaking new book. Grand Finales: The Art of The Plated Dessert explores the intimate connection between flavor and presentation with recipes that are truly extraordinary.

Thanks to the magnificent efforts of the pastry chefs in this book, the language of desserts will never be the same." -Jacques Torres, Le Cirque, New York A Gallery for the New Century A New Way to See, Taste, and Appreciate Neo-Classicism Echoes a classic dessert in form, preparation, or ingredients.

Minimalism A single, primitive form supported by spare garnish. Illusionism Resembles a person, object, or scene. Architecturalism Features a prominent vertical component.

Impressionism Communicates a theme or mood. Modernism Abstract forms with bold colors and a satirical edge. Performance Art Displays action at the touch of fork or spoon. Eclecticism Combines elements from other schools found herein. Fusionism Includes an ingredient or seasoning outside the European and American dessert tradition.

Code: 2654

$92.99
More Details  

ICE CREAMS, SORBETS AND GELATI: The Definitive Guide

ICE CREAMS, SORBETS AND GELATI: The Definitive Guide

Twelve years after the publication of their previous book, the largest selling book on ICES that has ever been published, Caroline and Robin Weir return with the ultimate guide to Ice Cream, Gelato, and Sorbet. Since the first publication, over a decade of research and millions of calories have gone into this new book which has over 400 recipes covering ice creams, gelato, graniti, bombes, parfaits, instructions on making wafers, biscuits, punches, even ice creams for diabetics and vegans.

This NEW book, with all areas expanded and updated, is for the beginner, the enthusiast, the cook, the expert, and the professional chef. All the recipes are written in the clearest terms in Metric, cup measurements, and Imperial weights and measures. All techniques are described in the simplest terms and all your questions are covered in this comprehensive book. There are new revelations, on the history of ice cream as well as the origin of the ice cream cone, plus dozens of new pictures and illustrations from the authors constantly expanding collection; there is also a section on both penny licks and some hilarious soda fountain lingo.

There is also a comprehensive section on the physics and chemistry of all ices, as well as enough information to enable you to make almost anything into an ice. Should you want to go BIG on ice cream there is a section on equipment as well as a section on the chemistry and physics of ice cream and ices. If you have never tasted homemade ice cream, you are in for a revelation. If you have the previous book you are in for many inspired new flavors.

These are not ice creams loaded with junk confectionery, these are pure unalloyed, straightforward ices, made from easily obtainable ingredients without additives.

Code: 101383

$59.99
More Details  

La Maison Du Chocolat: Timeless Classics With A Twist

La Maison Du Chocolat: Timeless Classics With A Twist

La Maison du Chocolat is one of the best-known high-end chocolate makers in the world.

With eight shops in Paris and six in other locations (including New York), their award-winning creations are synonymous with gourmet chocolate.

In this luxurious book, the brilliant chocolatier and pastry chef Gilles Marchal, head of La Maison du Chocolat, revisits the recipes that made the shop famous, and brings us a host of creative new recipes as well.

The recipes include timeless classics like chocolate eclairs, millefeuilles, and truffles; savory concoctions like raspberry-pepper ganache, chocolate tagliatelle, and a chocolate and sausage brioche; and audacious variations like red and black ganache floating in champagne, foie gras dipped in chocolate fondue, and a macaroon made with chocolate, black truffle, and pear.

The finished recipes are magnificently photographed by Veronique Durruty to convey the luxury and drama of these delectable chocolate creations.

Code: 100765

$49.99
More Details  

Pastry by Michel Roux

Pastry by Michel Roux

Master chef Michel Rou, dispels the myth that pastry making is complicated and beyond the reach of most chefs.

Designed in an easy-to-follow format, this chunky compilation presents all of the classic pastries in the simplest possible way, along with an inspiring collection of easy recipes.

Divided into 10 chapters, each focusing on a particular type of dough, each one opens with a detailed step-by step technique spread with tips on perfect results.

There are chapters on shortcrust, puff, brioche, croissant, choux and filo amongst others and each chapter has both savoury and sweet recipes using the basic dough with plenty of tops for perfect results.

There are 100 recipes ranging from classics such as Quiche Lorraine, Classic Pizza, Fillet of Beef in a Brioche Crust, AppleTart, Pecan Pie, to contemporary approaches to canapes, seafood pastries and filo croustades. Classic recipes are given a modern twist while original recipes boast new combinations of flavours or a lighter, simpler style of cooking.

Those who choose to buy their pastry rather than make it can still enjoy the recipes.

Code: 100942

$24.99
More Details  

Patisserie – Master The Art Of French Pastry

Patisserie – Master The Art Of French Pastry

Patisserie gives readers all the technical know-how required to become an expert in the art of French patisserie and invent their own masterpieces. Each of the 100 recipes features a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a beautiful hero image in order to both inspire the reader and demystify some of France’s most iconic desserts. Patisserie includes the basic building-block recipes needed to understand the fundamentals of French patisserie, from the pastry itself (shortcrust pastry, sweet pastry, puff pastry, choux pastry and more) to fillings (custards, creams, butters, mousses, ganaches and pastes) and embellishments (meringue, chocolate, sauces and sugar art). From simple treats like madeleines, financiers and cookies to more complex creations, like black forest cake, eclairs, croissants, macarons, lemon meringue pie, l’opera, mocha, croquembouche, charlotte, rum baba and more, Patisserie covers all of the French delicacies you could ever dream of.

Code: 103087

$59.99
More Details  

Patisserie by William & Suzue Curley

Patisserie by William & Suzue Curley

'A profoundly pleasurable book which offers that rare combination of daring, accomplished technique illuminated with extraordinary simplicity and clarity. His latest must-have book will inspire and delight.' Michel and Alain Roux

Patisserie reflects award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking classic recipes and modernizing them with his own innovations.

Creating top-quality patisserie is often seen as something only a trained professional can do, however with patisserie equipment now easily accessible to all, William hopes to unscramble the mystique of his exquisite creations and get everyone making perfect patisserie in the home kitchen.

Patisserie processes are broken down into a step-by-step guide complete with expert knowledge to produce flawless creations every time.

A series of basic recipes – covering sponges, creams and custards, pastry and syrups – will provide a solid foundation in patisserie techniques as well as inspiration for aspiring creative pastry chefs. At the same time, some classic recipes, from Rhum Baba to Tarte Alsacienne, are given a modern adaptation using William's unique blend of flavours.

William has always had a long-term ambition to bring patisserie to this country as an accessible, affordable yet uncompromising luxury. His main focus is to arouse and surprise the taste buds. A pleasure that he hopes he can bring to everyone, through the recipes in this gorgeous book.

Code: 102627

$65.00   $59.99   You save $5.01!
More Details  

Pierre Herme - Pastries

Pierre Herme - Pastries

After divulging the intriguing histories behind 50 iconic desserts, master pastry chef Pierre Hermé shares his tried-and-tested recipes for the great classics of French pastry and other definitive desserts from around the world—and then he reveals how to reinvent them. Rose-scented almond paste and a compote of raspberries and lychees fill Hermé’s croissants; his Saint Honoré cake combines green tea, chestnuts, and passion fruit; and caramelized mango adorns his foie gras crème brûlée.

The luscious photographs and 100 recipes featured in Pierre Hermé Pastries flaunt Hermé’s mastery of technique and the talent for combining textures and flavors that have earned him the reputation as one of the world’s most skilled and inventive pastry chefs.

Code: 101887

$70.00
More Details  

Pierre Herme: Chocolate

Pierre Herme: Chocolate

Renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé displays his artistic mastery in this homage to chocolate through recipes that highlight the diversity of the world’s favorite ingredient in all its forms. Nicknamed the "Picasso of Pastry" by Vogue magazine, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has revolutionized traditional pastry-making. Insatiably creative, in this new volume Hermé returns to his first passion—chocolate. Retracing his passionate love affair with the versatile cacao bean, this work reveals daring creations that display the celebrated pastry chef’s signature innovative style, which has transformed the realm of pâtisserie.

It includes thirty-five recipes, from original combinations such as chocolate, banana, and ginger cake or chocolate and lemon madeleines to rich, iconic desserts like his Infiniment Chocolat Baba Cake, Infiniment Chocolat Macaron, or yuzu-flavored Éclair Azur. Following an intense, synergetic collaboration with photographer Sergio Coimbra, this unique book pays homage to the purity and simplicity of chocolate and its diverse forms and textures. Under Coimbra’s lens, every facet of chocolate is captured in its essence, tempting the reader to enjoy the myriad delights that constitute Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary chocolate repertoire.

Code: 103663

$80.00
More Details  

Johnson’sEst. 1912