ChocolateAuthor: Christine France
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: May 2005
Over 50 favourite chocolate recipes - dark, plain, milk and white - for a feast of pure indulgence Clear instructions and exquisite photographs for each recipe makes this book a delight to browse through, savour and enjoy Includes the most decadent chocolate recipes ever, as well as true classics such as Black Forest Gateau, Sachertorte and Mississippi Mud Pie. There are teatime treats for the children, celebration cakes, and adaptations of treasured recipes: chocolate pecan pie, hot chocolate zabaglione and baked chocolate and raisin cheesecake Over 250 colour photographs, including techniques, ingredients, step-by-step pictures and a glorious finished picture of every recipe There is something unique and extraordinarily special about chocolate. Just seeing an elaborate chocolate gateau makes the mouth water, the mere smell of a steaming mug of drinking chocolate is somehow comforting and who can think of a better way to say thank you than with some home-made chocolate truffles?A chocolate-lover's dream, this book is packed with 50 recipes for making cakes, gateaux, hot and cold desserts, sweets and drinks with this most luxurious of ingredients. From the classic simplicity of Sachertorte or Chocolate & Chestnut Pots to the sophisticated elegance of Chocolate Crepes with Plums and Port or Hot Mocha Rum Soufflés, all are wickedly self-indulgent.There are family favourites, special treats for the children, wonderful chocolate variations on other classic recipes and new ideas and unusual combinations of ingredients. Why not brighten up a dreary winter's day with Chocolate Chip & Banana Pudding, quench a summer thirst with Iced Mint & Chocolate Cooler, spoil the children with Chunky Double Chocolate Chip Cookies or tell a secret to someone special with Strawberry Chocolate Valentine Gateau?Chocolate can sometimes be quite tricky to handle, but with easy-to-follow-step-by step instructions and tantalizing photographs of the finished dishes, success is virtually guaranteed. The only problem for the confirmed chocoholic is which recipe to choose first.