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Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts by Maida Heatter

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  • lynnkay on February 23, 2010

    Heatter's instructions are impeccable. Everything I've tried has come out just as she says it will--absolutely delicious!

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  • The newest cheesecake

    • WendyKinney on July 11, 2011

      We make very few cheesecake recipes twice-since it costs us the opportunity to try something new. This recipe, though, is incredible. Serve with Rose Levy Berenbaum's raspberry puree and sauce (orgasmic) and Maida Heatter's peanut butter sauces, and her French chocolate sauce. Incredible.

  • Queen Mother's cake

    • Alowishs on April 02, 2016

      (on page 30) Seventy minutes baking time is too long. Start checking at 55 minutes. I flubbed up the icing - my fault, not Maida's, of course. I added corn syrup because I had no faith in there being enough sugar in the chocolate. I should try to make this again without the mistakes.

    • robinorig on March 04, 2012

      Have played around with the icing, adding corn syrup if I want a glossier icing. My standby chocolate party cake along with the similar Robert Redford cake (larger ad uses honey instead of sugar).

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  • ISBN 10 0740758160
  • ISBN 13 9780740758164
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Mar 01 2006
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

Chocoholics unite! Maida's back and bringing the world's best chocolate recipes with her. Maida, of course, is Maida Heatter, sorceress supreme of all things chocolate. Now cocoa aficionados, food fiends, and master chefs everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief as Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts, the classic New York Times best-seller, returns after ten years out of print.


Maida is justifiably famous for her respected series of cookbooks, ranging from Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts to Maida Heatter's Brand-New Book of Great Cookies. But it was always her Book of Great Chocolate Desserts that inspired the highest praise, admiration, and following from home and restaurant dessert cooks around the world. Chocolate creators know they can turn to Maida for tantalizing confections, cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, and sauces that transcend the ordinary and make for memorable dining experiences.


This jacketed hardcover includes all the original Maida recipes that have become favorites, along with changes and updates from the dessert doyenne herself. Those who have worn out, shared as a gift, or misplaced their original version-or who want to replace their later paperback edition-will welcome this book, as will anyone who enjoys cooking with and eating chocolate.



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