Cooking instructor Donovan gives chocolate lovers a recipe for every day of the year in this latest title in the 365 series. Divided into six chapters, on, e.g., baking, desserts, ices, and drinks, this collection of all-chocolate recipes covers the spectrum from the simple (chocolate-dipped dried fruits) to the sublime (a chocolate cream roll with strawberries). Recipes are easy to follow, written succinctly-none has more than five steps-and suitable for both beginning and experienced cooks. Donovan presents brief introductory matter, including information on types of chocolates, ingredients, tools and techniques, and basic recipes. The rest of the book is devoted to the recipes including cheesecake, ice cream, crepes, cookies, and bars. Donovan was born in Australia and currently lives in England, and these countries are reflected in the various recipes for Lamingtons, steamed puddings, and Eton mess. Filled with eye-catching color photos, this title has a spiral binding that lays flat in the kitchen. Recommended, but not an essential purchase.-Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR
Big Book of Chocolate: 365 Decadent and Irresistible Treatsby Jennifer Donovan
The Greek's called it the 'food of the gods' and it's easy to see why. Delectably sweet, luxuriously soft and divinely smooth - if any ingredient could launch a thousand ships, it would be chocolate. From sauces and desserts, to tarts, biscuits, cakes and drinks, chocolate's versatility is stunning. Whether you want to whip up the most incredibly simple mousse or indulge in chocolate party cake, this book covers it all. From rich chocolate truffles to warm pears with creamy chocolate sauce, from comforting hot chocolate with marshmallow topping to sophisticated chocolate marquise, the flavours, textures and aromas are always utterly intoxicating."The Big Book of Chocolate" gives you a superb collection of delicious recipes, all of which are easy to follow and simple to make. Whether you're looking for the perfect way to end a dinner for your family and friends, or just an indulgent treat for yourself, you'll find a delicious array of options, from simple and traditional recipes to exquisite and innovative ones. For beginners and more experienced cooks alike, this is the one-stop bible for chocolate lovers.
Meet the Author
Jennifer Donovan was born in Australia, where she trained and developed her passion for good food. Now living in London, she teaches at Notting Hill's Books for Cooks and at the Divertimenti Cookery Theatre in Marylebone. She is the author of The Easy Italian Cookbook (DBP 2007).
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