Chocolate is Forever Cookbook Review

Chocolate is Forever Cookbook Review

Title: Chocolate Is Forever: Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More
Author: Maida Heatter
Published: April 7, 2020, Voracious
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

In the baking world, Maida Heatter is a beloved icon. After her death at 103 years old in 2019, a new cookbook by Heatter has been released, and, like everything Heatter has done in the past, the recipes are excellent. Chocolate Is Forever: Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More is one of those “must have” cookbooks for chocolate lovers. Not only are the recipes easy to follow, but there is an introduction at the top of each recipe with Heatter's comments, which gives readers and bakers a sense of her wonderful personality. It seems she entertained famous chefs and celebrities, but still stayed humble and adorable, while baking amazing treats.

This is the only cookbook chocolate lovers need to have on their shelves. It contains everything chocolate and more, covering cakes, cookies, candies, puddings, pies, tarts, and chocolate specialty desserts. This cookbook is awesome, and offers something for everyone who loves chocolate (and who doesn’t). There is also a chapter that covers important basics such as equipment, ingredients, and methods that help even veteran bakers improve.

This cookbook includes some of Heatter’s most famous recipes, like Queen Mother’s Cake and her Brownies. Although almost everything in the cookbook is a dessert, there is also a recipe for delicious Chocolate Bread.

Heatter was dubbed “The Queen of Cakes” by Saveur, and won several distinguished awards during her lifetime. Although there are no photographs in this cookbook, there are delightful illustrations. Knowing who the author was, bakers will know that every recipe will be beautiful and delicious. This cookbook belongs on the bookshelf of every serious baker and every chocoholic.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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