Adventures with Chocolate: 80 Sensational Recipes


  • Paul A. Young shares chocolate-making secrets in “Adventures with Chocolate: 80 Sensational Recipes
  • Learn how to blend chocolate with ingredients like lavender, chilli, and cinnamon
  • Chapters cover a wide range of recipes, from truffles and cakes to savoury dishes
  • Discover unique recipes such as Wild Strawberry and Pink Peppercorn Truffles
  • Classics like Paul’s world-famous brownies and award-winning Hot Chocolate with Mayan Spices included
  • Publisher: Kyle Books, Published on 2nd Feb 2012
  • Language: English; Paperback with 144 pages
  • ISBN-10: 085783083X, ISBN-13: 978-0857830838, Dimensions: 21.4 x 1.4 x 23.9 cm
    (13 customer reviews)
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    Indulge in a world of chocolatey delights with Adventures with Chocolate: 80 Sensational Recipes! This mouthwatering cookbook is a must-have for all chocolate lovers out there. Packed with 80 sensational recipes, it will take you on a delectable journey through the realm of cocoa goodness.

    From rich and velvety truffles to decadent cakes and irresistible cookies, this book has it all. Each recipe is carefully crafted to bring out the true essence of chocolate, ensuring that every bite is a heavenly experience. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a chocolate enthusiast looking to explore new flavors, this book has something for everyone.

    What makes Adventures with Chocolate the perfect gift for chocolate lovers is its ability to cater to different tastes and preferences. It covers a wide range of categories, including dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and even vegan-friendly options. No matter what type of chocolate lover you’re shopping for, this book has them covered.

    Imagine the joy on their face as they unwrap this delightful gift and embark on a culinary adventure filled with chocolatey goodness. They’ll be inspired to create their own chocolate masterpieces, experimenting with flavors and techniques they never thought possible.

    So, why settle for ordinary gifts when you can give the gift of chocolatey bliss? Adventures with Chocolate: 80 Sensational Recipes is the ultimate treat for any chocolate lover, making it a brilliant gift choice that will leave them craving for more. Get ready to dive into a world of chocolatey wonders and let the adventure begin!

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    Kyle Books (2 Feb. 2012)




    144 pages






    21.4 x 1.4 x 23.9 cm

    13 reviews for Adventures with Chocolate: 80 Sensational Recipes

    1. grobelaar

      This truly is a great cookbook. If you’re like chocolate and baking with chocolate then then this is a must have purchase. It starts by taking you through different types of chocolate and how where they’re grown and the cocoa variety and so forth affects the taste and usage – but do not fear it’s not as technical as it sounds. Paul A Young keeps the writing interesting with a good selection of personal experiences

      The photography is simply amazing and there’s plenty of wonderful photographs of the many treats you can make – the photography is definitely one of the selling points.

      The recipes themselves cover a range of delights from creating your own truffles, through to creating indulgent dinner party desserts – so there’s something for cooks of all levels. The brownie are my favourite quick and simple chocolate treat – they’re like no brownie you’ve ever made.

      Buy this book, your life will be better, if a touch shorter. 🙂

    2. KayBee

      Paul A Young’s book is a great resource for making your own fabulous choc creations. The recipes are varied, the friendly writing style makes everything seem achievable, I read the whole book before choosing to make a couple of things, and both turned out well, the fresh raspberry ganache was extra special. You need plenty of time to make your own chocs, but on this showing the effort is definitely worth it. Other recipes for desserts are tempting, and there are plenty of other unusual dishes including savoury ones .
      Paul’s enthusiasm for the subject, and his generous sharing of tips and techniques, make this a good and useful purchase. Buy one for yourself, or give to a friend, you won ‘t be disappointed.

    3. D. Panchal

      Not many actual Chocolate recipes, but more recipes that involve cocoa or chocolate in them, including savoury dishes.

    4. Book Worm

      Just received this book. The recipes in the book are “different”. I have made chocolates for years (about 20) and have mostly stuck with the basic fondant fillings, or a peanut butter chocolate filling. The recipes in this book are definitely “thinking outside the box”, definitely suits the title “adventures with chocolate”. For me the only “down side” is that the recipes are in the US cup measurements instead of weight measurements. Probably because this is a US edition. But the book is wonderful. I am so looking forward to embarking on this chocolate adventure.

    5. W. Bedford

      I bought this book to add to my collection of books on chocolate after ‘looking inside’ on Amazon (a great idea) and reading previous reviews.

      He has some very interesting recipes, not just for chocolates and truffles but also sweet and savoury dishes. There is a good introduction and notes on ‘how to taste chocolate’ and he shows boundless enthusiasm for his craft.
      Some of his recipes are very unusual (marmite ganache for example) but all worth a try as they will be interesting to taste and there is obviously a place for them.
      I had hoped there might be some notes on pairing wine with chocolate.
      I am looking forward to working through many of his recipes.

    6. lbmt2

      I love this book! Its one of those where all the recipes work brilliantly (the ones I’ve tried anyway). I’ve made the basic truffles and raspberry truffles, which both received lots of compliments and were really straightforward to do. I also made the chocolate cookies and they were great. The recipes are really easy to follow and the information at the front of the book about different types of chocolate and flavourings is interesting. I’m looking forward to trying the more unusual recipes now I’ve done some of the basic ones. The only possible complaint is the weight I’m going to put on from eating too many truffles.

    7. charlotte

      It was delivered very swiftly, although w/out the paper cover, but since I always put the jacket away anyway, it really didn’t matter. The book was “used” but seemed brand new to me! Wonderful book w great recipes. Will not be getting rid of my copy any time soon! Thank you.
      The recipes are amazing with llots of very useful information. A book for novices, experts or just plain chocolate lovers!

    8. Patisserie Makes Perfect

      This isn’t a new book, but it is a timeless one. A lot of the recipes in this book are alternative and contain water ganaches and unusual ingredients. It’s a refreshing read and I’ve tried a few of the recipes and not been disappointed.

      Some of the ganaches are runnier than others, so if you want to hand roll a ganache that is recommended for filling chocolate shells etc, just adjust the liquid accordingly. It’s very versatile.

      I urge you to try the marmite ganache. It’s a triumph!

    9. Gayle

      I love this guy! he is my rainy day YouTube go to guy.. My favorite is the whiskey chocolate… Watch him on YouTube you’ll die laughing… For me the book is a must have.. When I swing by London. His shop will be a go-to..

    10. Greg Middlebrook

      If you’re starting out in the world of chocolatiering this is a brilliant book. It gives you the confidence to try out all sorts of recipes and you get to enjoy eating them as well!
      An extremely, clear and accessible book with a broad selection of chocolate recipes using: herbs, spices, drinks, alcohol and general food etc.
      It has certainly entertained friends and widened our appreciation of good quality chocolate moving away from the sugar rush and towards the more sophisticated taste of dark chocolate including it’s health benefits.
      Paul Young writes in a very entertaining and down to his Yorkshire earth way.
      Explanations and photos are excellent throughout.

    11. Sean P. Endress

      “80 Sensational Recipes” doesn’t even BEGIN to cover the amount of content in this book. There’s so much to talk about I’m not even sure I’ll have space to mention them in this review!
      From the opening pages, in which Young instructs his readers in his method of fully enjoying the consumption of chocolate, I knew I was in intelligent, passionate hands. Here is a man who knows his chocolate and absolutely loves it, and every page of this book shows that. Colored with Young’s personal touch, each recipe feels like a baker’s secret, handed over in hushed tones, only to me. And my goodness are the results astounding! The range of recipes are fantastic and their quality is positively striking!
      Even more than that though, I learned SO MUCH from Young’s helpful instructions in technique – he taught me to use chocolate in ways I hadn’t even heard of, and the instructions were clear and easy to follow! Furthermore, Young demonstrates his extensive knowledge of regional chocolate and its origins – listing how each kind is different, and even exactly how to procure it! These of course can be expensive steps to follow, but local chocolate generally works just as well.

      Major kudos to Paul Young, for bringing the recipes and techniques of masters to the baking public!

    12. Amazon Customer

      I bought this as a Christmas gift, but when it arrived and I flipped through it I realized it would entail hours of hunting through speciality stores to even make one recipe. I had to find a new gift. A nice book, but only if you have access to a lot of hard to get ingredients.

    13. Clare&Maya

      I requested my brother buy me this one xmas as Id seen Paul A. Young on Market Kitchen and was impressed. The book has some great, innovative recipes in there and some great explanations on how to temper chocolate, and ideas on flavour pairings to give you some confidence to try your own recipes with chocolate. Not only that, the photography and styling in the book is absolutely gorgeous and its just a lovely thing to flick through. I used some of the ideas in to make two types of truffles for on top of a cake and it was so well received by my sister in law I bought her the book too as she wanted to make some! Its a really lovely book well worth the modest price tag, anyone who likes a bit of cooking beyond the norm or just generally loves choccie will really love this book.

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