If you've ever dreamed of an all-chocolate Christmas, this book can make your dream come true. Desaulniers gives you seventy-two seductive recipes for every holiday occasion—delectable gifts, tempting treat platters, dreamy breakfast nibbles, and, of course, lots of decadent desserts. Delight your faraway friends and family with treatsthat are perfect for shipping—nearly twenty inall, including Chocolate Fruitycakes, Chocolate Gingerbread Snowflakes, and Chocolate ButtonsUp ButterShots Bundt Cake. Put a smile on thekids' faces with tasty bites like Cranberry Choco-late Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Christmas Breakfast Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cake, and Choco-late Drop Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. And indulge the grown-ups with sinful desserts such as Chocolate Mint Bourbon Crème Brûlée, White Chocolate Banana Walnut Christmas Log, and Chocolate Hazelnut Elagantes.
Desaulniers and his elves tested all of the recipes in a home kitchen using ordinary equipment and supermarket ingredients to make sure that each one is foolproof. So whether you've been naughty or nice, you can tackle any of these recipes with confidence. Many are easy to prepare, and all are beautiful to behold and oh-so-delicious to eat. To make sure each sweet treat comes out just so, Desaulniers also provides "Chef's Touch" notes that detail techniques, variations, storage tips, and serving suggestions. With forty-eight enticing full-color photos, advice on equipment, and a chapter on packing and shipping holiday treats, I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas is sure to become an indispensable holiday companion.
"Oh! You Better Watch Out, or you'll find yourself as frantic as Santa's elf on December 23, baking complicated desserts for friends and family for the holidays. Instead, you can use the recipes in this book—they are simple and straightforward, but still loaded with 'Wow!' Honestly.
"I'm Telling You Why: you want to have your cake and Christmas, too. And you want to have time to enjoy the holidays without hindering your love of baking. After all, Santa Claus is coming."
—From I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas
I have read this book and have tried 3 recipes already and all of them turned out fantastic.
The directions and extra help provided in the "Chef Tips" are excellent, providing the details needed to create a memorable dessert for any special occasion.
Recipes run the gamut from easy to challenging with his usual well detailed and well written instructions.
A perfect transaction with no hitches. Product is perfect too!Published 7 months ago by Laura Auerbach
I bought this book a few days ago, so I only had time to try one recipe before Christmas. That recipe was the Golly Polly Doodles; they're sort of a cross between a cookie and a... Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by peg2
Many of these desserts are time consuming to make, but the results are worth it! I made the creation on the cover for a Christmas party of 30. Elegant and yummy!Published on November 19, 2012 by AFear
It is a good book in good condition as described. The book, however, does not have pictures for all recipes.Published on September 20, 2010 by VM
I was very disappointed with this book, especially with the chocolate toffee recipe. The recipe directs you to cook the ingredients to 360 degrees, I new better than to cook it... Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by David Lillte
Marcel Desaulniers has created a holiday wonderland of recipes that will excite and tintilate. The end results are delicious and of course, crowd pleasers. Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by Bronzebird
This chocolate cookbook promises beautiful chocolate creations that
actually come out looking like the photos---even if you're an amateur
like me! Read more
I had requested Death by Chocolate for mothers day and was surprised to also receive I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas. Read morePublished on January 1, 2009 by Amazon Customer