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This is cooking with chocolate for the home cook: luscious, decadent recipes that are both classic and contemporary. Kirsten Tibballs, dubbed "Australia's queen of chocolate" by MasterChef Australia, runs a school for home cooks who aspire to master the delicate arts of chocolate and patisserie. Her years of experience as a leading chocolatier and a teacher make her perfectly placed to bring together this stunning collection of recipes for all those with a sweet tooth and a desire to impress friends and family with thoroughly indulgent, chocolate-based creations. Chocolate is always the hero ingredient and each recipe is graded for difficulty: easy, medium, and tricky. Kirsten carefully maps each stage of the process with step-by-step instruction and accompanying photography so you feel as if you are being hand-held from start to finish. From the ultimate recipe for brownies or chocolate chip cookies to coconut, raspberry, and chocolate tarts, caramel chocolate mousse cake, chocolate creme brulee, milk chocolate honey truffles—this is chocolate at its luscious, gorgeous best.
Kirsten Tibballs, who MasterChef proclaims "the queen of chocolate," is one of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally respected pastry chefs and chocolatiers. She is Pastry Chef & Director at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School in Brunswick, Melbourne, which she owns. Kirsten represented Australia at the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas, where she was recognized as the best in the world for her handmade chocolates, as well as winning gold in the Pastry Olympics in Germany. She has also been a judge at the World Chocolate Masters in Paris, The Patisserie Grand Prix in Japan, and The World Chocolate Masters National selections in London. Kirsten makes regular appearances on TV, including Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield, and has presented numerous chocolate challenges on MasterChef to test and inspire the contestants. She regularly contributes recipes and articles to a number of the world’s leading pastry publications including so good.., Pastry and Baking North America, Pastry and Baking Asia Pacific, Baking Business, and Australasian Baker.