The overall look of the book is well laid out and with really lovely photos for all the recipes. It is of the same high standard that you would expect from Australian Woman’s Weekly ~ recipes are well written and concise and the glossary at the back of the book is extremely with Australian to English suggestions that might be needed for some recipes and some of the ingredients too. Any measurements that are made in Australian cups are converted into metric, which is also helpful for those of us in Europe.
There are five chapters covering all kinds of chocolate delights ~ Cakes; Biscuits & Slices; Pastries & Tarts; Desserts and ending with After Dinner Treats. Amongst these chapters you will be tempted with recipes such as Chocolate Chip Cake, Mississippi Mud Pie, Chocolate Cheesecakes, Brownies, Rich Chocolate Mousses and some amazingly elegant Chocolate Truffles. The recipes are for all types of chocolate ~ Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate, giving you a really broad choice to suit any occasion.
There are some no-cook recipes that would be perfect for children in the kitchen and also some truly delicious looking tray-bake recipes that would be wonderful for packed lunches and maybe even a cake stall or charity coffee morning. The After Dinner Treats chapter also suggests some delicious chocolates to make as gifts and I have earmarked several recipes that I will be making for Christmas stocking fillers this year.
I was also impressed with the addition of low-fat and gluten-free recipes, which broadens the appeal of this book to an even wider audience. The level of cooking skills is varied, ranging from basic beginner to fairly experienced ~ however, with excellent instructions throughout the book any beginner would be able to attempt more challenging recipes very easily.
There is an impressive array of all sorts of chocolate treats in this book and if you have to buy a Chocolate book now or in the future, I would say that this book is the only one you will need on your bookshelf! This would also make a fabulous gift for anyone with an addiction for the dark stuff and baking with it!
It’s on my bookshelf to STAY and is HIGHLY recommended.