A Masterclass in Chocolate
Couture Chocolate examines the origins of one of the world's most popular foods--explaining the method of creating chocolate, how its quality depends to a large extent on the variety of beans used, and the differences between plain, milk and white chocolates. It reveals how some of today's most popular flavors - such as vanilla and chilli - were those favored by the pioneering Aztec chocolatiers centuries ago. William shares his techniques and most mouth-watering recipes, starting with the basics: tempering and making a bar of chocolate; advice on how to add exotic flavors like rosemary or raspberry; and introducing different textures. Once those skills have been mastered, it's time to tackle some of the authors incredible creations.
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"This book is a detailed insight into William's chocolates and patisseries and the ideas and inspirations behind his innovative flavour combinations, and should have pride of place in every chocolate lover's kitchen." - from the Foreword -- Pierre Koffman