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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.
From the Back Cover
Christmas + Chocolate = Heaven! "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