COOKING & FOOD

Chocolate Is Forever: Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More

Voracious. Apr. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9780316460149. $28. COOKING
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Heatter (Happiness Is Baking) presents a fantastic new collection of her best chocolate recipes. Included are many of her most popular recipes like the Queen Mother’s Cake, Palm Beach Brownies with Chocolate-Covered Mints, and New York City Chocolate Cheesecake. Also featured are several tips to consider before baking, such as letting treats cool for the allotted time once taken out of the oven, lining a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and so on. A section with suggested ingredients will help any home baker perfect these recipes, many of which call for using instant espresso to enhance the flavor of chocolate. Heatter gives tips on how to melt chocolate without it seizing or burning. For equipment, she recommends having access to a good hand mixer or stand mixer; many of the recipes will be difficult to make without either. Similar to her previous books, here Heatter offers helpful anecdotes and advice before the recipe.
VERDICT A highly recommended, extremely well-produced collection of Heatter’s best recipes. Perfect for all experience levels.

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