Synopses & Reviews
is a chocolate lovers dream. Ed Engoron has traveled to more than 130 countries in search of the best chocolate the world has to offer. From exploring the Amazon jungle to dining at the Grand Palace of Thailand to studying at Paris famed Cordon Bleu, Eds experiences are the inspiration for the amazing chocolate creations in Choclatique
The more than 170 easy recipes are based on five essential building blocks or ganaches (glaze or filling made from chocolate and cream) that allow you to whip up luscious chocolate delights minutes before dinner. Choclatique includes recipes for cakes, candies, cookies, custards, hot chocolate, ice cream, milkshakes, muffins, sauces, smoothies, tarts, trifles, waffles, and more. Illustrated with beautiful full-color photography throughout.
"Desserts containing chocolate can be intimidating to make at home, but L.A. chef Engoron confronts this fear head on, taking care to make chocolate accessible to inexperienced cooks. Every recipe is marked with a level of difficulty (one to four stars), with most landing in the lowest category. More reassuring is that all the recipes are based on just five recipes for ganache, a simple confection that doesn't require a double boiler. The cake and cupcake chapter covers a wide range of combinations. The sour cream chocolate cake is a moist, simple cake perfect for any time of day. Alternatively, the tres leches chocolate cake is a lengthy recipe that would be great for special occasions. If the word elegant drew you to this book, look to the recipes for tarts. The bittersweet chocolate tart or the sacher torte are both simple yet sophisticated desserts. While these recipes can be time consuming, Engeron succeeds in presenting a collection of easily executed chocolate desserts." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
is an award-winning restaurateur, chef, food consultant, and chocolatier. He studied in Paris at the famed Cordon Bleu. He cofounded Choclatique, an award-winning, artisan chocolate company, in 2003. He lives in Los Angeles. Please visit him at choclatique.com
Mary Goodbody was a senior editor for Chocolatier Magazine from 1985 until 2002, and wrote the magazines first cookbook, Glorious Chocolate. She lives in Fairfield, CT.