The latest work from the Belfast-born, France-based queen of chocolate is an indulgent read. Trish Deseine is a witty and wise writer, and the title is meant to be tongue-in-cheek: “‘100 Desserts To Die For’ is certainly not an instruction manual for a day trip to Dignitas,” she quips in the intro. The chocolate recipes are (no surprise) a high point but, for the sweet-toothed, there’s so much to satisfy sweet cravings in these beautifully designed pages.
Indulge in life’s greatest pleasures with more than 100 recipes for desserts, cakes and sweet treats in Trish Deseine’s 100 Desserts to Die For. Who can resist the temptation of Blackberry and Apple Shortcake, Intense Guinness Chocolate Cake, Coffee, Chocolate and Hazelnut Dacquoise or Raspberry Roulade? We promise you that even those with the strongest willpower won’t be able to say no. Split into chapters of Classics (think Milk Chocolate and Salted Butter Caramel Mousse), Chocolate (Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oreo Biscuit Tart), Soft (Croissant Pudding with Caramel and Bourbon), Fruit (Eton Mess with Rose, Strawberry and Roasted Rhubarb), and Ice (Banana, Mango and Date Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche Ice Cream), 100 Desserts to Die For has a recipe for every occasion. The recipes are packed with tips, shortcuts and good advice and are guaranteed to impress your guests.