Cooking Books -> Chocolate
Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts
Evins, Toni (Illustrator)
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Published: October 1995
Read More, Buy It
When it was first published in 1980, Maida Heatter's Book of Chocolate Desserts became a New York Times bestseller and then won a James Beard award. The book is Heatter's third, a mouthwatering compendium of superb but easily achieved
chocolate cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, confections, sauces, and more. Like all of Heater's books, Chocolate Desserts balances good taste with warm, meticulous instruction that anticipates and addresses every question and concern a dessert-maker might
have. Cooks at every skill level, from amateur to professional, will find Heater's recipes, and their results, a joy.
Arranged by categories like cakes, pastries, and cold and hot desserts, the hundreds of recipes are a chocolate-lover's dream
come true. There are classic Heatter offerings, like her Palm Beach Brownies, the ultimate in dark, chewy fudginess, and her Positively-the-Absolute-Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (they are). Other must-make treats include Amaretto-Amaretti Chocolate
Cheesecake with Chocolate Cigarettes, Chocolate Merry-Go-Round Cake, Chocolate Pecan Angel Pie, and 4-Star French Chocolate Ice Cream. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction to ingredients, equipment, and techniques and is filled throughout
with Heatter's invaluable advice. Drawings by Toni Evans illuminate the exemplary text. --Arthur Boehm
Offering instructions for cooks at any experience level, a delectable dessert cookbook includes such recipes as Chocolate Scotch
Shortbread Cookies, Frozen Chocolate Mousse, and Positively-the-Absolute-Best-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Chocoholics rejoice! Heatter's perennial favorite has everything for the chocolate-loving
cook--cakes, cookies, pies, puddings and more. Each recipe is precisely detailed, and Heatter provides valuable advice on cooking techniques, ingredients and equipment.
Read More, Buy It