I’ll translate the title for the English readers first: “The Confectioner”. It is a book written by a classically trained confectioner and patissier located in Amsterdam called Cees Holtkamp. Too bad it’s only available in dutch for some of the readers. The book contains all classic confectionery dishes that I remember from my childhood. Tarte Tatin, Cream cake, Croquettes and Cookies.
The great thing about this book is that all the classical dishes I can remember are in this book. Recipes my grandma made on her birthday and shared with the whole family like the classic cream pie I mentioned before to cakes I saw at the local bakery I thought I was never able to make. It’s all possible now!
The book explains the basics. From simple pastry dough and almond paste to complete pies and classic confectionery dishes. All from scratch. For the Dutch speaking hobby confectioner or pattisier this is the perfect book to start with. It contains all the classics. If there’s anything wrong with this book, it’s the mediocre photography, but you can also say that adds to the classic look of this book. It’s a must buy.