Cooking with Chocolate: The Best Recipes and Tips from a Master Pastry Chef

Cooking with Chocolate: The Best Recipes and Tips from a Master Pastry Chef

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by Magnus Johansson
     
 

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Even experienced bakers can be intimidated by the demands of successfully working with chocolate, which requires an experienced touch and careful handling to achieve great results. You can teach yourself this complex and delicate art through hours of painful trial and error . . . or you can master the skills of cooking with chocolate with help from one of the

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Even experienced bakers can be intimidated by the demands of successfully working with chocolate, which requires an experienced touch and careful handling to achieve great results. You can teach yourself this complex and delicate art through hours of painful trial and error . . . or you can master the skills of cooking with chocolate with help from one of the greatest pastry chefs in Europe!

Master chef Magnus Johansson has served desserts at Nobel Prize banquets and the birthday parties of Swedish royalty. Now he shares all of his tips, tricks, and recipes with you in this award-winning cookbook. While the results you’ll get from this collection are professional-caliber, the theme is simplicity: in every recipe, Johansson gives explanations of each step, helpful photographs to illustrate trickier techniques, and everything else you need to make successful chocolate desserts.

The delicious recipes featured here include:

  • Buttercream Cake with Raspberries and Chocolate Cream
  • Almond Macaroons with Cocoa Nibs
  • Chocolate-Dipped Brioche
  • Sugar Cake with Chocolate Ripple
  • Spicy Chocolate-Coated Hazelnuts
  • Chocolate and Blood Orange Tart  
The recipes also include tips detailing all the processes and techniques for working with chocolate, such as tempering. Whether you are a dessert connoisseur looking to refine your skills with guidance from a master, or a beginner just starting on your journey into the world of chocolate desserts, Cooking with Chocolate has what you need!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616088279
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,239,880
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Magnus Johansson is an internationally recognized and award-winning Swedish pastry chef. He is a gold medalist in the Culinary
Olympics, and founded a chocolate festival at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. He is a frequent lecturer and leader of culinary seminars.

Fabian Björnstjerna is a professional food photographer.

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Cooking with Chocolate: The Best Recipes and Tips from a Master Pastry Chef 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
Even experienced bakers can be intimidated by the demands of successfully working with chocolate, which requires an experienced touch and careful handling to achieve great results. You can teach yourself this complex and delicate art through hours of painful trial and error . . . or you can master the skills of cooking with chocolate with help from one of the greatest pastry chefs in Europe! What a gorgeous cookbook! The hardcover matches the glossy dust jacket with beautifully photographed chocolate dishes. The cook itself is full of more gorgeous photos showing not only the finished dish, but many have step-by-step photos as well. Now, the important part—the recipes!! It’s hard to miss with chocolate! These are fantastic recipes from a master pastry chef. So many recipes, so little time! I made the brownies tonight. That sounds so much plainer than it is. The BEST brownies I’ve ever had, bar none. So incredibly rich and moist, they are magic in your mouth! My husband is trying to eat healthy and only has a small portion (if he has any at all) if we have a dessert, but these sent him back for more! The chocolate spritz cookies are next on my list to cook with my daughters and the spicy chocolate coated hazelnuts. After that…wow! So many great recipes to choose from! I only have two caveats with this book. Some ingredients may be harder to find, especially for a home cook like me (Bergamot orange oil, pickled red cherries, etc). Also, on a few recipes the pan size is not specified. On the brownies I made tonight it said you could use 20 muffin cups or “one baking pan” with no mention of what size. I eyeballed it and used a 9 x 13 which worked fine, but these issues did drop my review down one star. I received a copy of this book from Skyhorse Publishing for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
1972booklover More than 1 year ago
Even experienced bakers can be intimidated by the demands of successfully working with chocolate, which requires an experienced touch and careful handling to achieve great results. You can teach yourself this complex and delicate art through hours of painful trial and error . . . or you can master the skills of cooking with chocolate with help from one of the greatest pastry chefs in Europe! What a gorgeous cookbook! The hardcover matches the glossy dust jacket with beautifully photographed chocolate dishes. The cook itself is full of more gorgeous photos showing not only the finished dish, but many have step-by-step photos as well. Now, the important part—the recipes!! It’s hard to miss with chocolate! These are fantastic recipes from a master pastry chef. So many recipes, so little time! I made the brownies tonight. That sounds so much plainer than it is. The BEST brownies I’ve ever had, bar none. So incredibly rich and moist, they are magic in your mouth! My husband is trying to eat healthy and only has a small portion (if he has any at all) if we have a dessert, but these sent him back for more! The chocolate spritz cookies are next on my list to cook with my daughters and the spicy chocolate coated hazelnuts. After that…wow! So many great recipes to choose from! I only have two caveats with this book. Some ingredients may be harder to find, especially for a home cook like me (Bergamot orange oil, pickled red cherries, etc). Also, on a few recipes the pan size is not specified. On the brownies I made tonight it said you could use 20 muffin cups or “one baking pan” with no mention of what size. I eyeballed it and used a 9 x 13 which worked fine, but these issues did drop my review down one star. I received a copy of this book from Skyhorse Publishing for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.