“This book brings together the best of the best of our family favorites,” writes Amy Guittard, a fifth-generation member of the family-owned San Francisco-based artisan chocolatier. For the most part, these are recipes that don’t require a chef’s patisserie skills: satisfyingly simple chocolate cookies, brownies, pies, and cakes, all beautifully photographed. There’s chapter for trickier bakes, for those who relish a challenge, too.
Chocophiles are discovering what professional bakers such as Alice Medrich and David Lebovitz have known all along: Guittard, San Francisco’s oldest continuously familyowned chocolate company, makes some of the best premium chocolate available. With 50 tempting photographs and 60 simple recipes for every kind of indulgence, Amy Guittard presents tried-and-true favourite recipes from five generations of Guittards, ranging from start-your-day right Chocolate Cherry Scones to fudgey Mocha Cookies and deep, dark Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bundt Cake. Leave it to the people who really know chocolate to make a collection of recipes that are sure to make every chocolate lover long for one bite more.