By Lori Longbotham
Attractive, wealthy, and reliable in bed—chocolate is the final word indulgence. And Luscious Chocolate Desserts is the last word chocolate cookbook. Lori Longbotham, writer of the best-selling Luscious Lemon Desserts, offers greater than 70 of the simplest recipes for tantalizing tarts, luxurious truffles and pies, velvety puddings and souffles, plus melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ice cream, and candy—all with sufficient chocolate to meet even the private yearning. Recipes run from simple-to-prepare chocolate pound cake and chocolate mousse pie to extra tricky cakes corresponding to chocolate profiteroles with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce and the decadent mocha tiramisu. if you have no idea their cocoa from their cacao, this compendium for chocoholics educates readers from bean to bar, together with find out how to make a choice from the numerous sorts of chocolate on hand in state-of-the-art markets, plus the fundamentals of storing, reducing, melting, and—the top part—tasting them. Luscious Chocolate Desserts is natural chocolate pride for proud chocolate fans all over the place.
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