What better way to enjoy chocolate than by creating your own truffles and treats at home?
With a no-nonsense approach to the key techniques and 80 beautifully illustrated recipes, many with step-by-step photography, this book will become an invaluable source of inspiration. Will Torrent shows you how to melt, temper, dip, mould, decorate and bake with chocolate to take the fear factor out of frightfully good chocolate recipes.
The first chapter on Understanding Chocolate offers a brief, illustrated history of chocolate, covering everything from bean to bar and detailing the main techniques - such as chocolate moulds, marbling and dipping - for creating deliciously rich chocolate treats at home. Once you’ve mastered the basic steps you will be able to create a wealth of delectable chocolate recipes. Chapters on Chocolates & Truffles, Cookies, Biscuits & Bakes, Desserts & Puddings and Drinks & Ice Creams will teach and inspire you to try your hand at a range of both classic and contemporary recipes. From the super-simple to the super-impressive, there are classic champagne truffles, double peppermint snap, cherry & almond ‘bourbons’, chocolate angel cake, the ever popular chocolate ganache, steamed chocolate pudding & custard, Aztec hot chocolate and a range of chocolate ice creams and sorbets. Evocative tried and tested recipes and striking step-by-step photography to guide you through the more difficult techniques make Chocolate at Home the perfect selection box of recipes.