Today's chocolates have gone upmarket, mixing flavours such as chile peppers, caramel or wasabi with high-quality bittersweet or imported chocolate. Luckily creating such mouth-watering confections at home no longer requires a cooking degree - "Making Fine Chocolates" will teach you all the inside tips, techniques and methods for making chocolates like a professional chocolatier at home. Once only available to pastry chefs, the techniques shown here will help you create chocolates to rival those found in upmarket retail shops and specialist chocolate shops. Forget milk chocolate bars - the recipes in this book combine daring and unusual flavours to create truly unique 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.