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This guide may well simply be the most lavish, the most total, and most beautiful book ever published on the subject of that most sensuous of all meals--chocolate. Filled with history, anecdotes, and recipes, and featuring hundreds of lavish complete-shade photographs, The Golden Book of Chocolate is actually a chocolate lover\'s dream come real. A fascinating in depth account chronicles chocolate\'s origins among the Aztecs of ancient Mexico, its importation to Europe, and the development of the present day chocolate sector as we know it these days. But recipes are at the heart of this book. Separate chapters are devoted to chocolate\'s central function in straightforward-to-adhere to recipes for: â€¢ Cookies â€¢ Bars and Brownies â€¢ Muffins and Cupcakes â€¢ Pastries â€¢ Stylish Desserts â€¢ Pies and Tarts â€¢ Puddings and Creams â€¢ Tea and Coffee Cakes â€¢ Layer Cakes â€¢ Candy â€¢ Savory Dishes â€¢ Drinks â€¢ Simple Recipes Every single recipe contains a record of components, step-by-stage guidelines, and a big, total-shade photo of the completed item. The book\'s last \"Standard Recipes\" chapter demonstrates how to put together chocolate elements that go into the generating of other chocolate-based mostly delicacies. They include chocolate pastry cream, chocolate custard, chocolate sauce, and a number of other sumptuous components. This lovely book is embellished with a ribbon location marker bound into the spine and functions golden-tipped web page edges. (sidebar) A Capsule History of Chocolate Between the Aztecs the drinking of chocolate was confined to the royal residence, the lords, and the nobility. A report by Spanish conquistador Bernial Diaz del Castillo mentioned that Montezuma drank chocolate numerous instances a day from beakers created of pure gold. The Spanish brought chocolate to Europe in the late 1500s, and by the 1660s it was a favourite drink of Renaissance Italian noblemen. In the 1800s it became a common drink amid the literary figures who gathered in London\'s coffee homes, and in the nineteenth century the world\'s very first chocolate candy was made in the city of Bristol, England .
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