True to form, this book starts with the basics. These are enough to turn you from sticky-fingered buffoon to chocolate tamer extraordinaire! It goes through:
- How to temper chocolate (I can hear the gasps and shrieks from here...)
- Dealing with chocolate paste
- Working with coloured cocoa butter
- Chocolate sponge
- Chocolate Bites
There are some fantastic little creations in here which are perfect for wrapping up as gifts too. Imagine... home made truffles in little bags with red ribbon. Yes...
Now this is where this fabulous little book will distill any fear of working with chocolate. It's had many of us swearing in our kitchens over the years, so Tracey has a step by step approach to her 'Decorations' section. These implements would ordinarily have a novice quaking in their boots, but the informative pictures are there to calm and sooth. She covers:
|Chocolate flower using transfer sheets|
- The sugar gun (think glue gun, only with sugar! Really!)
- A beadmaker
- Transfer sheets (now these are nifty!)
Now comes the clever bit. Putting it all together into projects. I like this bit. In isolation, they are utterly terrifying. Broken down into stages they are totally achievable. These are in sections:
- True Love
- Wedded Bliss
- Birthday Treats
- Festive Indulgence
- More Excuses
I really enjoyed flicking through this book with a cup of tea. As with all of this range, it inspires ideas as well as giving you projects to try.
Publisher: David and Charles, 2009
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Disclaimer: I reviewed this book because it's full of chocolate goodies, perfect for Chocolate Week.
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