Chocolate is forever. Maida Heatter
I defy anyone to resist the title of this book, Chocolate Is Forever. We are addicts for chocolate. Anyway, it is a known aphrodisiac (if you play your cards right).
Maida Heatter (1916-2019) was once called the Queen of Cake and authored many books on cake making and baking. Her 50-year career has given readers of her recipes the confidence that she is out there with the best. She won three James Beard Foundation awards. If you didn’t know and you are English, The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented to recognize culinary professionals in the United States.
Like me, her passion was for chocolate and she created many delicious recipes using chocolate, from cakes, candies, classics, desserts, biscuits, sauces (and 19 drinks).
Chocolate Is Forever, in its 304 illustrated pages, has taken the best, (nearly 100) of the most deliciously irresistible chocolate, finger lickin recipes you will ever get your sticky fingers on. I liked her easy style of writing.
What I also liked to hear is that she guarantees that each recipe will work perfectly every time. I have done enough recipe book hurling in my time when the recipe fails, just before an important dinner party! However, buyer beware, the book has no photos, only beautiful illustrations.
It will certainly be one for my cookery book cupboard. Everyone I know likes anything made with chocolate and it leaves a lasting impression on those you love.
Available in Kindle and Hardback
Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.