Indulge yourself with this sumptuous book of all things chocolate. The book opens with an introduction that includes historical facts and fascinating anecdotes as well as a comprehensive look at the chocolate-making countries around the world, from Belgium and Germany to Britain and the USA.
Step-by-step techniques show you how to temper, melt, drizzle, pipe, marble, curl, scroll, coat, grate and decorate with chocolate.
Then follow more than 200 mouth-watering chocolate recipes for teatime treats, cakes, desserts, tarts, ices and sauces. Make a sophisticated French Chocolate Cake or a light Chocolate Chip and Banana Pudding, or scrumptious chocolate drinks such as Mexican Hot Chocolate and White Hot Chocolate. There are even entries for low-fat versions of classic recipes, such as Low-fat Brownies, along with many cook�s tips and variations.
This luxurious book has everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate, including why we crave it, its therapeutic qualities, and most importantly, how to recognise the best there is. This is indeed the definitive reference for chocolate lovers.