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Luscious Chocolate Desserts - Lori Longbotham

Luscious Chocolate Desserts

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Published: 12th August 2004
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Sexy, rich, and good in bed--chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. And "Luscious Chocolate Desserts" is the ultimate chocolate cookbook. Lori Longbotham, author of the best-selling "Luscious Lemon Desserts," delivers more than 70 of the best recipes for tantalizing cakes, sumptuous tarts and pies, velvety puddings and souffles, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy--all with enough chocolate to satisfy even the deepest craving. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to more elaborate desserts such as chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. For those who don't know their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, including how to choose from the many forms of chocolate available in today's markets, plus the basics of storing, chopping, melting, and--the best part--tasting them. "Luscious Chocolate Desserts" is pure chocolate satisfaction for proud chocolate lovers everywhere.

There's no shortage of chocolate cookbooks out there, but this volume stands out for its user-friendly nature and the sheer deliciousness of its recipes. Longbotham (Luscious Lemon Desserts), a former food editor at Gourmet, clearly knows her material: she provides a concise history of chocolate, a description of the journey from cacao pod to hot cocoa, and a brief glossary explaining the myriad different forms chocolate can take. She even includes a short discussion on the health benefits of chocolate consumption, which should come as a relief to anyone tempted by fat and calorie-laden recipes like Killer Chocolate Cheesecake or Luscious Chocolate Custard Ice Cream. Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes have become a restaurant cliche, but made at home, they regain both their originality and their integrity. And Luscious Chocolate Layer Cake, a birthday classic, is rich, gooey and satisfyingly all-American. Some of the best recipes are the ones that mix fruit with chocolate; Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread on Toast with Nectarines is like Nutella to the nth power, the nectarines a perfect foil for the chocolate spread, and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios are wonderfully crunchy and chewy at the same time. The dried cherries provide a terrific sweet-tart kick. The diversity of the recipes, along with the photographs of all these heartbreakingly gorgeous desserts, make this the perfect cookbook for any chocolate fanatic those who love to eat chocolate and those who just love to read about it. -Publishers WeeklyWhoever said single-subject cookbooks were tiresome? I think it was me, but that was before Lori Longbotham's homage to chocolatey treats crossed my path. I practically fell face first, mouth wide open into the gorgeous color photographs by William Meppem. His glossy pics of chocolate souffle cake, chocolate panna cotta and chocolate ice cream sundaes with nib nougatine made me want to try every one of Longbotham's 65-plus recipes.

Introductionp. 8
A Short History of Chocolatep. 10
From Cacao to Chocolatep. 12
The Forms of Chocolatep. 16
Chocolate and Healthp. 20
How to Taste Chocolatep. 21
Chocolate Basicsp. 22
Baking Basicsp. 24
Simple Chocolate Garnishesp. 28
Cakesp. 31
Luscious Chocolate Layer Cakep. 32
Individual Molten Chocolate Cakesp. 35
Divine Devil's Food Cakep. 37
Magnificent Mousse Cake for a Partyp. 38
Mocha Brownie Pudding Cakep. 39
Classic Chocolate Pound Cakep. 40
The Original Chocolate Decadencep. 42
Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cakep. 45
Chanterelle's Chocolate Souffle Cakep. 46
Pies + tarts + a cheesecakep. 49
Perfectly Simple Dark Chocolate Tartp. 51
Deep Dark Chocolate Cream Piep. 52
Chocolate Pecan Turtle Tartp. 54
Mom's Chocolate Angel Pie--and Then Somep. 57
Brownie Piep. 60
Killer Chocolate Cheesecakep. 63
Quickest, Easiest Chocolate Mousse Piep. 65
Chocolate special favoritesp. 67
Luscious Chocolate Fonduep. 68
Hot Chocolate Sauce with Croutonsp. 69
Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread on Toast with Nectarinesp. 71
Chocolate Profiteroles with Chocolate Ice Cream and Chocolate Saucep. 72
Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cakep. 74
Grilled Chocolate-Stuffed Bananasp. 75
Puddings + custards + a soufflep. 77
Chocolate, Dried Cherry, and Pistachio Bread and Butter Puddingp. 78
My Favorite Chocolate Puddingp. 80
Luscious Mocha Tiramisup. 81
Very Chocolatey Pots de Cremep. 83
Chocolate Jellyp. 84
Creamiest Chocolate Moussep. 85
Chocolate Panna Cottap. 87
Ultimate Chocolate Marquisep. 88
Bittersweet Hot Chocolate Soufflep. 90
Black Velvet Chocolate Moussep. 93
Cookiesp. 94
Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Cookiesp. 97
Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachiosp. 98
French Chocolate Macaroonsp. 100
Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookiesp. 103
Chocolatiest Crinklesp. 105
Buttery Chocolate Wafersp. 106
Mocha Shortbreadp. 107
Katharine Hepburn's Browniesp. 108
Nib Nougatine Browniesp. 110
Ganache-Filled Brown Sugar Barsp. 111
Turtle Bar Cookiesp. 112
Frozen chocolate dessertsp. 115
Nib Nougatine Chocolate Ice Cream Sundaesp. 116
Luscious Chocolate Custard Ice Creamp. 118
Chocolate Creme Fraiche Ice Creamp. 119
Bittersweet Chocolate Gelatop. 121
Brownie Hot Fudge Ice Cream Sundaesp. 122
Chocolate Sorbetp. 123
Confections + a drinkp. 125
Luscious Hazelnut Trufflesp. 126
Irresistible Chocolate-Pecan Caramelsp. 128
Nib Nougatinep. 129
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberriesp. 130
Nib Truffles Squaredp. 131
Bicerinp. 133
Saucesp. 135
Simple Hot Fudge Saucep. 136
Creamy Chocolate Saucep. 136
Chocolate Creme Fraiche Saucep. 137
Deep Dark Chocolate or Mocha Saucep. 137
Chocolate Cherry Saucep. 138
Blackberry, Strawberry, or Raspberry Saucep. 138
Chocolate Caramel Saucep. 139
Cherry Saucep. 140
Chocolate Syrupp. 140
Chocolate Whipped Creamp. 141
Chocolate-Balsamic Drizzlep. 141
Indexp. 142
Table of Equivalentsp. 144
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ISBN: 9780811835169
ISBN-10: 0811835162
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 12th August 2004
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 18.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62