Making Artisan Chocolates: Flavor-Infused Chocolates, Truffles, and Confections by Andrew Garrison Shotts

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  • Boston Globe by T. Susan Chang

    ...we think of chocolate craftsmen as painstaking lab technicians...Despite this intimidating aura, Shotts's book...emboldened me to make the attempt in the distinctly unscientific setting of my home.

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  • Not So Humble Pie

    I really like it, not just for the recipes but for the technical information...The book sets you up with the know-how to create beautiful chocolates from your own flavor combinations.

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  • Vanilla molded chocolates

    • Not So Humble Pie

      Each of the book's chocolate recipes have a rating, from easy to difficult. These vanilla truffles are marked easy and they really are. Best of all they're smooth, creamy and fragrant with vanilla.

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  • ISBN 10 1592533108
  • ISBN 13 9781592533107
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  • Published Jan 01 2007
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 176
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Rockport Publishers Inc.
  • Imprint Rockport Publishers Inc.

Publishers Text

Today's chocolates have gone upscale, mixing flavors such as chile peppers, caramel, or wasabi with high-quality bittersweet or imported chocolate. But creating such mouthwatering confections no longer requires a cooking degree--Making Artisan Chocolates will teach you all the inside tips, techniques, and methods for making designer-quality chocolates at home. Once only available to pastry chefs, the techniques shown here will help you create chocolates to rival those found in upscale retail stores and chocolate shops.

Forget milk chocolate candy bars--the recipes in this book combine daring and unusual flavors to create truly unique culinary creations. Using ingredients such as vanilla bean, mint, and fresh raspberries, Andrew Garrison Shotts will teach you how to create one-of-a-kind homemade chocolates, truffles, and confections that will dazzle your friends and family.

  • Includes more than 40 recipes for chocolates, truffles, and confections using spices, vegetables, fruits, and herbs for flavor
  • Features tried-and-true culinary tips, techniques, and methods for foolproof homemade confections every time
  • Step-by-step instructions, breathtaking photographs, and informative sidebars teach you how to create chocolates just like a professional chocolatier
  • Covers techniques such as how to temper chocolate, how to make truffles, how to create flavor fusions, and how to mold chocolates

Making Artisan Chocolates has a distinctive and easy approach to the chocolate making process. Andrew Shotts' technique, cleverness, and sense of taste are evident inside each recipe.

--Francois Payard, Chef, Restaurateur, and Author of Simply Sensational Desserts and Bite Size

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