No one knows chocolate like Marcel Desaulniers, whose bestselling, James Beard Award–winning Death by Chocolate and IACP Award–winning Desserts to Die For have made his name synonymous with luscious chocolate desserts. Now, with I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas, Desaulniers has created the ultimate holiday baking book for chocolate lovers everywhere. The chocolate treats and desserts you'll find inside are guaranteed to draw oohs and ahhs from your family and friends, and many are also straightforward to make—which means you'll have time to enjoy Christmas, too!
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Christmas + Chocolate = Heaven!
No one knows chocolate like James Beard Awardwinning author Marcel Desaulniers, a name synonymous with luscious chocolate desserts. In I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas, he presents the perfect Christmas cookbook for chocolate lovers. Inside, you'll find 72 seductive recipes for every holiday occasiondelectable gifts, tempting treat platters, dreamy breakfast nibbles, and, of course, lots of decadent desserts. Delight faraway friends and family with shippable treats like Chocolate Gingerbread Snowflakes. Put a smile on the kids' faces with fun desserts like Chocolate Drop Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. Indulge grown-up desires with sinful delights like Chocolate Mint Bourbon Creme Brulee. There's something here for anyone who loves chocolate.
Every recipe here has been perfected for ordinary home kitchens and everyday ingredients, so whether you've been naughty or nice you can tackle any of these recipes with confidence. Full of sweets that are easy to prepare, beautiful to behold, and oh-so-delicious to eat, I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas is the indispensable holiday cookbook for chocoholics.See all Editorial Reviews
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A perfect transaction with no hitches. Product is perfect too!Published 14 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