My Paleo Patisserie Review

I have something (or things) lovely to share with you today and you can thank the lovely Mrs. Jenni Hulet, otherwise known as The Urban Poser! I am talking about my new absolute favorite cookbook, My Paleo Patisserie.  This paleo baking guide is the best thing since sliced bread… or tartes, cake, marshmallows… the list goes on. A little back story for you on how this book came to me (and soon one of you lucky readers!) As you know, I started with paleo back in the fall of 2012  and The Urban Poser was one of the very first blogs I found and fell in love with. Jenni’s photography, love for yoga, and personality in her writing drew me in quickly and kept me around. The recipes helped too 🙂 As soon as I knew Jenni was writing this baking guide I knew I would pre-order the second it was available, and I did!

Lucky for me, Jenni and I have become Insta-friends and she also happens to be from Minnesota and is coming here FRIDAY for a book signing! Jenni wrote to me saying she would send me the book early and BOY was I thrilled. As soon as it arrived I poured over it and salivated at nearly every picture in the book. The photography is stunning, the information is incredibly educational but easy to understand, and the recipes are to die for. I can’t even explain the heart and soul that went into this masterpiece; it is every bit as wonderful as I anticipated and actually vastly surpassed my expectations. I didn’t even know a cookbook could be this brilliant.

After much deliberation and drooling I decided to make three things because I just couldn’t decide: The Maple Carrot Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream, the Citron Tart with Shortbread Crust, and the Marshmallows. Fun fact: marshmallows have been my favorite food since I was a toddler. To this day S’mores are my kryptonite.

Paleo Marshmallows

Vanilla Marshmallows

All three recipes were incredible. I can’t even to begin to tell you how much I love the marshmallows. I can’t even. I tried toasting them over the stove too… it was semi-successful and fully-delicious. The carrot cake was moist and fluffy with tons of flavor. I could eat it every day. The citron tart was luscious and the perfect mix of tart and sweet. It was a HUGE hit at Easter and when I brought the remaining 1/3 home I decided I had to finish it off before it went bad… it was not difficult to do so.

paleo lemon tart

Citron Tart

If you are looking for a paleo baked goods book you must go with My Paleo Patisserie. I have baked from other paleo cookbooks before and there is really just no reason to ever do that again. Big statement, but 100% true. I don’t even want to keep baking new things for you guys because Jenni puts them all to shame! The best part? You likely already have nearly all the ingredients to make most of the recipes. There aren’t weird things like guar gum, potato starch, xanthum gum, or other weird ingredients. Just good, clean foods.

paleo carrot cake

Maple Carrot Cake

AND NOW, the giveaway that you are looking for! It only goes until Friday, so hop to it! 

Also, if you live in the Twin Cities or really anywhere driveable from Minneapolis you should absolutely come to Jenni’s book signing on Friday at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble in Edina. I will be there and you should come too! Click here to RSVP and join the party!

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Comments: 18

  1. Cheryl April 13, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply

    Oh my goodness, all of those look divine! That carrot cake though… ::drools::

  2. kathy April 13, 2015 at 8:39 am Reply

    my current fave is carrot cake!

  3. kathy April 13, 2015 at 8:44 am Reply

    Anything lemon sounds so refreshing and spring like right now. That citron tart looks luscious, yum!!

  4. Carrie April 13, 2015 at 9:31 am Reply

    I made some maple bacon shortbread over the holidays… DAMN that was good.

  5. Barb April 13, 2015 at 10:06 am Reply

    chocolate cake

  6. Amanda April 13, 2015 at 10:44 am Reply

    Carrot cake! Can’t wait to try this!

  7. Danielle April 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I scream you scream we all scream for ICE CREAM!

  8. Vanessa Davis April 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm Reply

    I absolutely love souffles!!

  9. Chanel April 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm Reply

    My favorite dessert is cake or fruit tarts (like the ones you find in little French bakeries). However, it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve enjoyed either. Since going Paleo/Gluten Free, it’s nearly impossible to find those in bakeries that I can eat. And I wouldn’t even know where to begin in making my own! I can make banana bread and muffins and cupcakes, but paleo cake and fruit tarts, I have my serious doubts if I could pull those off!! 😛

    My sister’s favorite cake use to be carrot cake (before we all pretty much stopped eating cake and started eating healthier). Her birthday is next week so I think I’ll have to make this delicious carrot cake from Jenni’s book as I saw the recipe posted online . . . however, my sister lives far away so I guess I’ll have to eat it myself in honor of her birthday hahahahaha


    P.S. Before your blog, I couldn't figure out why I stunk at making sweet potatoes and why they never tasted like they do at restaurants. Then I bumped into your blog and WABAM!!! It's one of the best things I make now hehehehe! Your tutorial is SPOT ON! I follow every single step and they are DELICIOUSSSSS!! It may be an obvious recipe to make for some people, but I went through so many batches of hard, tasteless, "I spent too much time on it to not eat it even though they're not very good" sweet potatoes. I am eternally grateful for how detailed your post on the perfect sweet potatoes is! My boyfriend is too! 😛 Everyone is much happier since I found your blog! 😀 Delicious and awesome posts!!! <3

    • thefreckledfoodie April 15, 2015 at 9:58 am Reply

      Chanel, you are SO welcome 🙂 DEFINITELY make the carrot cake, it might become your new fave!

  10. Victoria April 14, 2015 at 8:56 pm Reply

    Everything about this cookbook looks divine! A summer away from school and this cookbook would be heavenly. My absolute favorite dessert is flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.

  11. april April 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm Reply

    My favorite dessert is vanilla bean crème brulee.

  12. Sarah April 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Hoping to make it down Friday, the marshmallows look like heaven and I bet healthier than the ones I make during the holidays and don’t get mec started on carrot cake!

  13. Caroline April 15, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply

    Tiramisu is my favorite dessert.

  14. Rafaela Peter April 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm Reply

    My favorite is Eclairs, being half Italian I miss this desert so much but now thanks to the amazing Jenni I will be able to make paleo friendly!!!

  15. Danielle April 16, 2015 at 10:37 am Reply

    My favorite dessert is cheesecake. That citron tart looks so good!

  16. Cyn April 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm Reply


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