300 Chocolate & Coffee Recipes
Delicious, Easy-to-make Recipes for Total Indulgence, From Bakes to Desserts, Shown Step-by-step in More Than 1300 Glorious PhotographsBook - 2012
This is the definitive book about coffee and chocolate, with a classic compilation of delicious recipes. The first part of the book tells the story of the cocoa bean, from its introduction by the Maya to European explorers in the sixteenth century until its emergence as today's universally desired confection. There is information about how chocolate is made, the different types, and a catalogue of the finest chocolate confectionery around the world. More importantly, there is then a collection of over 200 of the most devilish chocolate recipes ever conceived, including Death by Chocolate, Mississippi Mud Pie, Black Forest Gateau, and more. The second section of the bok traces the story of the coffee bean, and the social and cultural impact of coffee through history. A global tour covers the wonderful range of coffee beans grown today, explaining how the bean is harvested, processed, sorted, graded and tasted. With comprehensive advice on how to use a wide range of coffee brewing equipment, and how to grind and make various coffees, you can learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee to suit your desire. Over 100 classi coffee desserts and cakes are then featured, including Tiramisu, Mocha Sponge Cake and Cappuccino Torte. With every recipe shown step by step and with over 1300 photographs and fine-art illustrations, this is the ultimate bible for chocolate and coffee lovers everywhere.