Synopses & Reviews
Even after thousands of years, the world's love affair with chocolate is as passionate as ever. Regardless of the form and flavor it comes in, from dark and pleasantly bitter to light and milky sweet, millions find daily delight in the simple joy of the world's most popular treat.
Modern chocolate lovers have nearly endless options as grocery shelves abound with new varieties of high-cacao content chocolates and top-quality ingredients. Intensely Chocolate presents luscious, amazing recipes that let home bakers and confectioners make the most of this wonderful bounty. Here you'll find decadent desserts, from ultra-rich takes on classic favorites to creative recipes that feature the flavors of today's top-quality artisan chocolates.
This tantalizing collection of 100 recipes includes cakes and cupcakes, brownies, muffins, tarts, cookies, custards and mousses, truffles, ice creams, drinks, and much moreall ideal for satisfying your inner chocoholic. Packed with sumptuous photography, helpful guidance on ingredients and techniques, and simple step-by-step instructions, this gorgeous book is ideal for home confectioners of any skill level.
You'll learn how to properly handle and store chocolate, the subtle differences between chocolate varieties, and how to incorporate other ingredients like fruits, nuts, and spices. Intensely Chocolate takes you on an irresistible journey far from the everyday with recipes like Bittersweet Chocolate-Hazelnut Soufflé Cake, easy Mocha Shortbread Wedges, and an unforgettable Semisweet Chocolate-Passion Fruit Ganache Tart.
Whether you're looking for a fresh twist on a traditional treat or a fanciful new dessert idea, Intensely Chocolate is your essential guide to cooking with everyone's favorite ingredient.
For true chocolate lovers only
From deep and dark to crunchy and creamy, Carole Bloom gives chocolate the starring role in 100 tantalizing recipes: these bittersweet cookies, chewy brownies, and delicate cakes will delight any chocolate aficionado.
Praise for The Essential Baker
"Having The Essential Baker is like having a lifetime of baking experience and teaching in your kitchen. Enough information and recipes to last any baker a lifetime."
"Carole Bloom's quintessential handbook of indispensable baking fundamentals will make you the best baker you can be."
"An exhaustive and tantalizing look at baking . . . delectable."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A tantalizing collection of dessert recipes for true chocolate lovers
Chocolate lovers have more and more ways to get their fix with high-cacao, high-quality chocolate beckoning from grocery shelves all over the country. Intensely Chocolate offers luscious recipes for cakes, brownies, muffins, tarts, cookies, custards, candies, and frozen desserts that will make any chocolate lover drool. Here, you'll find new ideas, and classics even better than you remember them. From bittersweet high-cacao content to chocolates mixed with fruits, nuts, spices, and more-there's almost no limit to what you can do with chocolate. Intensely Chocolate gives you the ideas and guidance to turn this beloved ingredient into splendid desserts.
- 100 recipes cover beloved favorites like Individual Molten Mocha Cakes and exciting new ideas like Chocolate-Passion Fruit Ganache Tart.
- This lushly illustrated book also includes helpful information on available ingredients and how to use them.
- These recipes are perfect for today's high-quality chocolate, but simple preparations put these unforgettable treats within easy reach.
For anyone looking for a new twist on their favorite dessert or creative ideas for using high-quality artisan chocolates, Intensely Chocolate is the essential guide to the world's favorite confection.
About the Author
CAROLE BLOOM is a European-trained pastry chef and confectioner, as well as the author of ten cookbooks on desserts, including Bite-Size Desserts and The Essential Baker. She has worked as a pastry chef at renowned hotels from Switzerland to California and writes frequently for such websites and publications as Epicurious.com, Culinate.com, Food & Wine, Fine Cooking, Eating Well, Cooking Light, and Chocolatier, among others.
Table of Contents
1 INGREDIENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNIQUES.
2 CAKES AND CUPCAKES.
3 BROWNIES, SCONES, AND MUFFINS.
4 TARTS AND TARTLETS.
6 CUSTARDS, MOUSSES, AND PUDDINGS.
7 TRUFFLES AND CANDIES.
8 ICE CREAMS, SORBETS, AND FROZEN DESSERTS.
9 LIQUID CHOCOLATE.
Glossary of Chocolate Terms.
Sources for Ingredients and Equipment.