Chocolate can be as fancy or as simple as you like. Even a simple brownie or chocolate pound cake, when accompanied with ice cream or a fruit sauce and topped with chocolate curls, is transformed into a dessert as elegant as it is delicious. The flavors of fruits, nuts, and liqueurs marry perfectly with the superb richness of chocolate, creating endless possibilities for rich and delectable sweet treats.
A celebration of chocolate, Crave presents 150 recipes for delicious desserts, cakes, cookies, confectionery, and puddings, as well as fillings, frostings, sauces, and chocolate decorations. There are recipes for all occasions and all levels of expertise from simple family favorites to elaborate recipes for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. For those who understand chocolate, working with it is a great joy, but for others, it can seem unnecessarily intimidating.
This book aims to demystify cooking with chocolate, featuring a techniques section, which gives hints for using and baking with this most evocative of foods.