In The Ultimate Book of Chocolate trained pastry chef Melanie Dupuis will teach you how to make your chocolate dreams become a reality. Learn how to temper, mould and decorate like a pro with the complete guide to everything chocolate.
Starting with the basics, Melanie will take you through all the different varieties of chocolate you will be working as all the other basic ingredients required. She then explains in detail, accompanied with step-by-step pictures, all the various techniques in the book, from tempering to making ganache, chocolate mousse, creme anglaise, biscuit bases, meringue and more. The main recipes include every chocolate dessert you could ever imagine, plus more, from caramel bonbons and millionaire's shortbread to Easter eggs, truffles, macarons, cakes, Swiss rolls, eclairs and more: this truly is a chocoaholic's dream book!
With step-by-step photographs and beautiful illustrations, this is a masterclass in making chocolate desserts, from an expert pastry chef. This stunning, large volume with delight anyone with a sweet tooth, or any home cook who wants to take their dessert skills to the next level.
About the Author
Melanie Dupuis trained as a pastry chef and caterer in France and worked in the country's best hotels and restaurants (Helene Darroze, Benoit Castel, Nomad Food & Design) before embarking on a second career as a food writer. Her first book, Patisserie, was published in 2014 and has been an international success.