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Chocolate On The Brain : Foolproof Recipes for Unrepentant Chocoholics
Houghton Mifflin Co
Published: October 30, 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
The quirky mother-and-son team of the Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen Cookbook is back with unsophisticated yet satisfying treats for the end of the meal. These chocolate desserts are about as far from haute cuisine as you can
get: they're gooey and sweet, and most can be produced quickly (a handy index ranks the recipes by preparation time). There's nothing new about Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake or Triple Chocolate Brownies, but the tone here is cheery and appealing.
Clearly, any book that gives recipes for Chocolate Pizza and Brownie Fudge Pie is not meant to be a comprehensive volume along the lines of Nick Malgieri's Chocolate, but a brief overview that includes quick fixes for those who eat straight from the
Nutella jar. Kevin Mills contributes an introduction that begins, "I don't trust people who say they don't like chocolate," while Nancy Mills is a little more subdued in her "Mom Tips," which include time-saving suggestions like using bottled lemon juice
in Chocolate-Lovers' Lemon Squares. A few lengthier recipes, such as Chocolate-Filled Baby Brioches, are challenging, but mostly this is unabashedly geared to beginners.
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From School Library
Adult/High School-An adult son and his chocoholic-enabling mom make chocolate history. Actually, they make treats of all kinds but include historical factoids about their sweets of choice. They also include step-by-step instructions
and put "mom tips" in the margins to maximize the ease of each recipe. New confectioners or experienced cooks will have success with these desserts by following the "foolproof" cautions and cooking glossary at the end of the book. Each recipe includes
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For all those who crave chocolate but don"t have time to get a degree in pastry making, this book will hit the spot. CHOCOLATE ON THE BRAIN contains more than one hundred recipes to satisfy the most
profound lust, from Instant Chocolate Mousse Fix to "weapons-grade" extravaganzas like Cherry-Chocolate Truffle Pie and You-Deserve-It Fudge Cake. There are cookies and brownies, pies and tarts, puddings and mousses, and simple candies, sauces, and
drinks. There are even recipes to start a chocoholic"s day off right, including Chocolate Chip Mini-Bagels, Chocolate-Filled Baby Brioches, and Orange-Chocolate Breakfast Cake. With helpful "Mom Tips" and "Mom Warnings" and a zany timeline highlighting
events in chocolate history, this is the perfect gift for all those who agree that when it comes to chocolate, more is more.
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