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Whatever the occasion, whatever the mood, there's always a place on the menu for chocolate; whether it's cakes and bakes for tea-time, cookies for hungry home-coming schoolchildren, or sophisticated dinner party desserts. In "Good Food 101 Chocolate Treats", the team at "BBC Good Food Magazine" brings you an array of simple recipes from Mocha Fudge Cake and Pear, Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake to Pistachio, Orange and Oat Crumbles and Cappucino Bars. This provides a feast of treats so you can truly tantalise your tastebuds.
The story of chocolate: its place in history, from the Mayans to 21st-century artisan producers; the journey from tree to bar, from the plantation to the gourmet store; and terroir and flavours from around the world Discover more than 80 of the world's top producers and their bars - single origin, ethical and fair trade, classic and new flavours Learn to taste chocolate like an expert Take a bite of a chocolate bar. Beside the pleasure it gives, the chocolate leads you on a journey from the cacao bean grown on a far-away plantation to the final designer bar, but also on a more complex voyage through history, society, politics and economics. Throughout its 3000-year history, chocolate has been celebrated as a precious health-giving drink; it was not until the 20th century that sweetened chocolate confectionery and bars replaced 'real' chocolate. Today fine chocolate is part of the revival of interest in 'real' food. Small artisan chocolatiers and global producers alike are seeking out top quality beans from specific origins. Sarah Jane Evans brings the story of chocolate up to date, and profiles more than 80 of the world's leading fine chocolate producers, with her tasting notes on selected bars. Chocolate has over 500 chemical compounds that affect its flavour and this book teaches the chocolate lover how to taste, discover and enjoy its many flavours.
The ultimate cookbook from the Valrhona school for chocolate makers, featuring a dozen essential techniques and seventy easy-to-follow recipes. From the precise method for tempering chocolate, to the creation of a divine chocolate mousse or souffle, this book offers the home cook an authoritative master class in working with chocolate. A dozen essential step-by-step techniques for mastering the artisanal skills of a chocolatier, such as ganache for hand-dipped candy, classic molds, and chocolate pastry cream. Seventy recipes are arranged by texture--moist, velvety, unctuous, crunchy, creamy--and make it easy to perfect the ideal chocolate delicacy for every occasion. The recipes range from mendiant candies to truffle hearts, from bittersweet panna cotta to warm chocolate tart, from coconut bars to fondue, and from classic pastries such as madeleines, brownies, and cupcakes, to more exotic delights like Klemanga, Pineapple-Mango-Coriander tart, or chocolate tea. Chocolate Master Class is an essential reference for chocolate lovers.
Covering the history and provenance of chocolate, the varieties available, and the techniques needed to turn it into beautiful and mouthwatering creations, this book will inspire you to try all sorts of chocolate recipes. You will discover how to make a host of delicious ganaches, caramels and pralines. There are also chapters on Cookies, Biscuits & Bakes, and Desserts & Puddings, so that you can put your new knowledge and love of chocolate making to the best use in recipes like macadamia and white chocolate cookies, chocolate and salted caramel millionaire shortbread and chocolate fondants. Chocolate drinks and ice creams get a chapter too.
This title features 75 irresistible creations. Dark and dreamy, white and wonderful, milky and mouthwatering, here are 75 recipes featuring all types of chocolate. Chapters cover luxurious cakes and pies, hot puddings, chilled desserts, small cakes and bakes, chocolate drinks, and tempting sweets and confections. Recipes include chocolate classics like Black Forest Gateau, Mississippi Mud Pie, Death by Chocolate, Double Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Roulade and Hot Chocolate Zabaglione. It includes an informative introduction on the versatility of chocolate in all its forms, and instructions on techniques such as melting, tempering and decorating. It is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 400 photographs, including step-by-step instructions. Chocolate is both comforting and delectable, and has a fantastic affinity for combining with other luxurious ingredients such as orange, ginger, almond, coffee and cognac. It also has an unique effect on our tastebuds, melting in the mouth to release its aroma, texture and taste. This book makes the most of all these irresistible qualities. An informative and practical introduction offers advice on cooking with chocolate, including techniques on shaping, grating and baking. Recipes include crispy cocoa-infused cookies, oozing hot puddings and stunning special occasion cakes. Try Marbled Chocolate Cinnamon Tuiles, Valentine Strawberry Chocolate Gateau, or Meringue Pyramid with Chocolate Mascarpone, and you will not fail to impress and delight.
From Genesis to Nemesis, this title explores the light and dark side of the world's best-loved ingredient. This is a wonderful guide to the irresistible world of chocolate, with 700 specially-taken photographs in indulgent colour. It offers over 200 recipes from around the world, from Tiramisu to Chocolate Fudge Sundae, from Mexican Hot Chocolate to Chocolate Profiteroles, from Low Fat Brownies to Devilish Chocolate Roulade, and from Chocolate Truffles to Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding. It provides everything you need to know about chocolate: how to choose it; melt it; cook with it in every way; drink it; and, above all, enjoy it. Historical facts and fascinating anecdotes from around the world describe the humble cocoa bean, where it comes from, and how it is transformed into a wide range of products. Indulge yourself with this sumptuous book of all things chocolate. The introduction outlines the history of chocolate-making and consumption around the world and step-by-step techniques show you how to temper, melt, drizzle, pipe, marble, curl, scroll, coat, grate and decorate with chocolate. The recipe section features 200 mouth-watering chocolate recipes for teatime treats, cakes, desserts, tarts, ices and sauces, including a sophisticated French Chocolate Cake, a light Chocolate Chip and Banana Pudding, plus scrumptious drinks such as Mexican Hot Chocolate. This luxurious volume is indeed the definitive reference for chocolate lovers.
A whole new perspective on one of the world's best-loved indulgences . . . chocolate! In "Chocolate, /i>, world-renowned chocolatiers Dominique and Cindy Duby offer up this much-loved ingredient in many amazing manifestations-from hot chocolate to chocolate cake, chocolate sauce to profiteroles, truffles to tortes and mousses to milkshakes. After the success of "Creme Brulee," the first book in the Definitive Kitchen Classics series, the Dubys deliver even more decadence by putting their unique spin on all the chocolate classics. They also recipes for share mouth-watering, out of the ordinary desserts guaranteed to make an impact. Each recipe in "Chocolate" is tested to perfection in the Duby's own culinary studio and is accompanied with a full-page color photograph. Wine pairing suggestions round out this definitive guide.
In this indulgent celebration of all things cocoa-based, Miss Hope presents 50 of her favourite chocolate recipes - delights such as Passion Fruit Truffles and Sea Salt Caramels, Walnut Whips, Chocolate Ginger Creams and Chocolate Truffle Cake. Like the confectionery and chocolate Hope and Greenwood sell in their shops and through their website, everything in the book will recommend the use of the best ingredients, including fresh cream, butter and natural vanilla. Miss Hope will also be treating you to her irresistible titbits and chocolatey anecdotes which are guaranteed to make you chuckle. Exquisitely designed and lavishly photographed, Miss Hope's Chocolate Box is the perfect gift, a wonderful dose of self-indulgence or a life-saving diversion on rainy Sunday afternoons with the kids - required reading for chocolate lovers everywhere!
Chocolate is without doubt one of the good things in life. Whether you like a sophisticated square of your favorite 70% cacao bar to give you a boost in the afternoon, or something altogether more indulgent like a sumptuous gateaux or creamy mousse, good chocolate is a pleasure not to be missed. And who better to help you indulge your passion than the irrepressible Willie Harcourt Cooze who brings all his knowledge together with over 150 of his very best chocolate recipes to create the ultimate chocolate bible. Essential reading for chocolate lovers everywhere the book contains all the classic recipes, from chocolate panna cotta and dark chocolate tart to pain au chocolate and ice cream.
More than two hundred years ago, the great Swedish botanist Carolus
Linnaeus christened the cacao tree Theobroma cacao,
"food-of-the-gods cacao." Truly, chocolate is the closest thing we
mortals have to ambrosia. But not all chocolate is created equal, a
fact we instinctively know when we bite into an exceptional piece
of chocolate. What qualities set artisanal chocolate apart from
mass-marketed brands? How does chocolate impact our health? How
will the rising popularity of microbatch chocolate affect the
industry? To find out, The New Taste of Chocolate, Revised takes us
on a journey beginning with Maya and Aztec chocolate rituals,
followed by exploring the significance of cacao through the ages,
up through groundbreaking contemporary genetic discoveries.
Since the earliest times, cacao--chocolate--has been highly valued and served as food for the kings and gods. For Parisians, the word "chocolate" often follows the name Jean-Paul Hevin. His creations in sugar and cream broke with convention, raising the expectations of a generation and defining what fine chocolate means today. His storied ascension from boyhood in rural France led him through the kitchens of culinary masters and finally to Japan, a land that was open to excellence, humble in learning, and especially respectful of skillfully crafted work. It was here that Hevin formed a philosophy of chocolate built on an addiction of the senses. Today, chocolates that bear Jean-Paul Hevin's name are among the most coveted in the world. Jean-Paul Hevin delves deep into the heart of chocolate through illustrations, recipes, and stories, evoking the rich aroma of Hevin's premier chocolateries, the mystery of his passion, and the desire for one small bite of perfection.
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