This incredible collection of 500 indulgent recipes is an absolute must for all chocolate lovers. The book encompasses chocolate in all its forms -- melted, tempered, piped, drizzled, marbled, grated, curled and even sculpted -- with an amazing wealth of ideas for using chocolate in cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, brownies, muffins, hot and cold desserts, ice creams, drinks, fudges, sweets and candies.
For those who fancy a special treat in the afternoon, there are hundreds of teatime favourites, such as marbled Swiss roll, chocolate chip oat cookies and marbled brownies, while for more special occasions there are inspirational creations such as strawberry chocolate valentine cake, pears in chocolate fudge blankets and truffle-filled Easter eggs. Delectable desserts include luxury chocolate mousse, chocolate amaretto maquise and chocolate pavlova with chocolate curls and fruits, while after-dinner treats include chocolate truffles, double chocolate-dipped fruit and chocolate fudge triangles.
Working with chocolate requires a mastery of certain techniques, particularly relating to melting and decorating, and the book is filled with handy hints and tips throughout, explaining what types of chocolate are best for each recipe, how to prepare the chocolate, special advice about testing chocolate, plus time-saving tips and creative recipe variations. All the dishes also include an analysis at the bottom of the page so that you can see the complete nutritional content at a glance.
With its incredible range of sinfully sumptuous recipes and over 520 exquisite colour photographs showcasing chocolate in all its glory, this irresistible book is an essential addition to every chocolate lover's kitchen bookshelf.