Chefs Eat Toasties Too
A pro's guide to reinventing your sandwich game!
by Darren Purchese - Publish Date: July 1 2017
Chefs Eat Toasties Too is Pastry Chef Darren Purchese's ode to one of his favourite foods: the toasted sandwich. Darren turns the dial up to 10 with his unique take on everyone's favourite Sunday night dinner ( or breakfast or lunch or midnight snack)
In Chefs Eat Toasties Too, Darren reveals 50 of his masterful creations. Catering to all manner of toastie coooking methods, readers will be maestros of the toastie grill, pan, oven, and of course the sandwich press in no time.
Darren delivers creative combinations, alongside pimped up classics: from Gorgonzola, roast pumpkin, maple cured bacon & caramelised onion; to old favourites like the Ploughman's smoked leg ham, cheddar & chutney. He has also developed sweet recipes for the ultimate in comforting indulgence, such as dark chocolate, olive oil & Murray River salt flakes: or coffee infused French toast with banana, nut crumble & yoghurt; or an apple and blackberry jaffle with custard.
And for those wishing to take their toasties to truly new heights, there is a line-up of sides, sauces and dressings to complement the accomplished toasties. Think pear & walnut chutney; dill pickles; homemdae potato crisps: candies orange slices and rose raspberries..
Chefs Eat Toasties Too will have you forgetting everything you thought you know about the 'humble' hot sandwich, helping readers take the guiltiest foodie pleasure and perfecting it with pride!
Lamingtons & Lemon Tart
A competent home cook's dream, Lamingtons & Lemon Tart is packed with classic recipes, each featuring Darren's signature flair. It includes sweet essentials including batters, pastry, meringues, jellies, chocolate ganache and yes... Darren's world famous salted caramel. And, Lamingtons and Lemon Tart reveals the secrets to some of Darren's signature sweets and desserts including the delicious treats in the title! Published by Hardie Grant, Lamingtons & Lemon Tart costs $50.
You can pick up a copy of Lamingtons & Lemon Tart at all good bookstores, order it on our website (Australian postage and packing $15 - let us know if you'd like Darren to sign it with a special message) or pop into the Sweet Studio and, if Darren is around, he'll sign it for you there and then!