Crazy About Chocolate: More than 200 Delicious Recipes to Enjoy and Share

Crazy About Chocolate: More than 200 Delicious Recipes to Enjoy and Share

by Krystina Castella


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Everyone's crazy about chocolate—and this mouthwatering collection will satisfy even the most chocolate-mad fan! More than 150 sweet and savory recipes feature everything from candies and confections to crowd-pleasing cake pops and cupcakes to special holiday treats. Ring in the New Year with Chocolate Cream Cheese King Cake; savor a completely adult Chocolate Martini; dine on Cocoa-Spiced Turkey Chili with Chocolate Chip Corn Muffins. In addition to essential techniques and creative how-tos, bestselling author Castella explains how to prepare the perfectly decorated chocolate gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402798849
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Series: Crazy About
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Krystina Castella is the author of Crazy About Pies, Crazy About Cupcakes, Crazy About Cookies, and Crazy About Cakes (all Sterling), as well as Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone (Quirk Books), Booze Cakes (Quirk Books), and A World of Cakes (Storey Publishing). She is an industrial designer and professor who designs environments, furniture, clothing, toys, stationery, and baked goods. Krystina lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

The Most Popular Flavor on Earth ix

1 Chocolate in the Know 1

The Chocolate Maker's Tool Kit 1

Ingredients 15

Essential Techniques 29

Serving, Gifting, and Transporting 39

2 Everyday Chocolate 43

Candy 43

Cakes and Muffins 55

Cookies and Bars 65

Pies, Tarts, and Pastries 75

Ice Cream and Frozen Delights 85

Puddings and Creamy Treats 93

3 Chocolate for Special Occasions 101

Birthdays 101

Weddings 121

Baby Celebrations 127

4 Party Chocolate 137

Brunches 137

Barbecues 145

Dinner Parties 155

Cocktail Parties 165

5 Holiday Chocolate 173

New Year's 173

Valentine's Day 185

Easter 193

Jewish Holidays 203

Fourth of July 211

Halloween and Day of the Dead 217

Thanksgiving 223

Christmas 229

6 Crusts, Sauces, and Toppings 241

Crusts 241

Sauces 242

Toppings 243

Metric Equivalents 245

Index 247

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