Regarded as sacred by the ancient Maya and Aztecs, chocolate is the ultimate decadent treat, with cakes and cookies being at the top of the list for serious chocoholics.
This wonderful volume contains 150 luscious recipes for a wide range of cakes and cookies, including gateaux, roulades, special occasion cakes, loaves, snaps, macaroons, swirls, biscuits and florentines, each illustrated with a mouthwatering photograph of the finished product.
The book explains what types of chocolate are best for each recipe and how to prepare the chocolate, and provides special advice about melting and tempering chocolate, how to pipe and drizzle chocolate on to cakes, and how to make chocolate curls, leaves and other cake decorations. There are time-saving tips and creative variations throughout, and all the recipes include a complete nutritional analysis.
If you fancy a nice slice of cake with your morning coffee, all the favorites are here, such as Chocolate Orange Battenberg Cake, Chocolate Cream Roll and Classic Chocolate Roulade, or if you hanker for a chewy cookie with your afternoon tea, there are Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies, Chocolate Kisses and Triple Chocolate Sandwiches. For more special occasions there are inspiring creations such as Chocolate Christmas Log with Cranberry Sauce, Chocolate Mousse Strawberry Layer Cake, and Chocolate Leaf Wedding Cake.
With its indulgent range of 150 cake and cookie recipes and irresistible color photographs, this heavenly volume of chocolate favorites is an essential addition to every chocoholic's bookshelf.