From bite-sized tidbits to luscious drinks to sophisticated cakes and tortes, this extraordinary compendium of recipes provides 1001 great ways to indulge in the irresistible pleasures of chocolate. The ultimate fantasy fulfillment for chocolate-lovers, 1001 Chocolate Treats packs 3,000,000 sinfully delicious calories into one volume. And every one of them will satisfy the craving for chocolate that strikes all of us at one time or another.
Mouthwatering photographs capture every glorious chocolate temptation in rich, seductive color. And what temptations they are! Cookie-lovers will find brownies galore, old-fashioned favorites like chocolate-chip cookies and bars, chocolate rum bars, and chocolate macaroons, and delightful surprises like chocolate pfeffernuesse, toasted coconut cookies with chocolate chips, and white chocolate meringues. A 20-minute chocolate cake offers almost instant relief when nothing but a slice of cake will do; French silk pie, Black Forest cherry torte, dark chocolate cheesecake, bitter chocolate mousse are just some of the confections perfect for bringing an elegant dinner party to unforgettable climax; and easy recipes for puddings, ice creams, and dessert toppings—including hot fudge, chocolate peanut butter, Kahlúa cocoa, and other special sauces—make it easy to end even everyday meals on a high-note. A section on beverages features dozens of delicious possibilities for every time of day and every season of the year—from Mexican-style coffee to hot chocolate mocha to spiced hot cocoa to Brazilian iced chocolate and chocolate mint cooler. And for gift-giving (or family snacking), there's a host of recipes for fudge, truffles, brittles, drops, and other favorite candies.
1001 Chocolate Treats covers all the ins-and-outs of cooking with chocolate, including comprehensive information on the different types of chocolate and cocoas available in groceries stores and specialty markets, invaluable instructions on various ways of melting and tempering chocolate, and tips on baking and assembling cakes, pies, and tortes.