ChocolateChocolate indulges the chocolate-obsessed baker with 212 chocolate-filled recipes and 155 mouth-watering color photos. Theme-based chapters are arranged by development and style of the recipe to reflect the author's approach to baking, and include Back-to-Basics Chocolate Cakes, with recipes for Classic Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake, Midnight Chocolate Cake, and No-Skimping-on-the-Butter Chocolate Frosting, and Chocolate Memories, with Grandma Lilly's Marble Cake and Chocolate Cream Pie.
Introductory chapters make this book a timeless reference, with advice on maximizing chocolate flavor, working with a range of basic and premium ingredients, and predicting how chocolate will interact with other baking ingredients. Informative charts help readers to quickly compare and contrast ingredients, chocolate intensity levels, and characteristics of various batters. Chocolate essays and anecdotes add a personal touch to the book, as when Yockelson glorifies the less-than-picture-perfect flourless cake: In a sexy kind of way, all those rich, dark curves are provocative, she writes.
ChocolateChocolate is a guide bakers will turn to again and again, whether to find a recipe for a favorite dessert, refer to a useful chart, or simply rejoice in what Yockelson describes as the most luxurious of all flavors.