“Bev is the goddess of chocolate. You’ll love using this book. . .”
—Rocco Whalen, chef, owner of Fahrenheit and Rosie & Rocco’s
“I’ve been captured in the web of chocolate’s intrigue, and too much is never enough.”
Dark, white, bittersweet, milk, Dutch-process, unsweetened—chocolate in all its guises is celebrated in this delicious compilation of recipes by award-winning chef Bev Shaffer. She provides an exhaustive introduction to the basics of chocolate: how to recognize good chocolate, temper chocolate, melt chocolate (using several methods), and even chop chocolate. This cookbook provides a thorough explanation of the language of chocolate that will make even the novice a chocolate expert.
Shaffer’s recipes run the gamut from the simplest of chocolate sauces to the most decadent of cheesecakes. Irresistible offerings include Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows, Chocolate and More Chocolate Mini Cupcakes, and Chocolate Crumb-Crusted Chocolate-Caramel Cheesecake. Shaffer includes instructions on how to create a chocolate tasting and the essential tools for any chocolate chef. Much more than a cookbook, this volume will become an essential reference work for every chocoholic!