This is collection of 100 recipes using chocolate, and modern ingredients like creme fraiche and mascarpone, to create unusual, irresistable and up-to-the-minute biscuits, muffins, puddings, cookies, gateaux and tortes.
• Format: Hardback
• Publication Date: 2002-03-01
• Publisher: Bounty Books
• Illustrations: Colour illustrations
• Country of origin: United Kingdom
• Pages: 128
C'mon it's all in the title...Cadbury and Chocolate...how can this book not be great!! The cover is just the beginning, chocolate hearts drizzled in more chocolate, oh my. A hardcover recipe book is a must to have in the kitchen and especially being full of recipes that are all about chocolate because this has been a well used book in my kitchen so the hardcover has helped to protect the vital pages inside the book.
The glossy pages make the full page photographs of the finished chocolate goodies good enough to eat and the recipes themselves are easy enough to follow with ingredients that are readily available. One thing I don't like is the ingredients are measured in grams, not cups, so it wa a pain to convert these measurements into cups (so I have handwritten measurements beside the actual ingredient list). I do have scales but it is quicker to just add cups etc to the baking process.
The shiny pages are glossy which means they pages can be wiped clean if I accidently spill something on the pages while baking, especially if I have children in the kitchen so this is a bonus! The recipes in the book are quick and easy and man they are tasty as too.... granted I haven't made all the recipes within the book but the ones I have made are so delish! I tend to make them over and over again. Once you have your favourites why change!
The first few pages give helpful hints of how to make piped chocolate decorations and shapes, and how to create chocolate curls or shavings...I have found these hints have turned my ordinary baking into spectacular creations that offer a wow factor.
I didn't pay full retail price on this book as I purchased it through the 'book man' that visits my workplace so I got it cheaper but it has been such a used book over and over that I would easily pay full retail price because it's a great book. If you love chocolate then this is the book for you.
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