Home cooks will have more fun baking with chocolate when they use this highly visual cookbook. Chocolate Basics makes cooking with chocolate easy, and the results are consistently tasty too. The pictorial format of each recipe takes the mystery out of working with chocolate for beginners. The book covers: Basic creams, ganaches and mousses; Fondants and other soft chocolates; Cakes; Chic chocolates, including truffles and squares; Special dessert mousses; Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside; Childhood favourites, like lollipops, dipped candies on a stick and cookies. Some of the down-home treats and sophisticated desserts are: Pralines; Chocolate decorations; Cupcakes; Brownies; Chocolate chip cookies; Easy macaroons; Spiced hot chocolate; Autumn layer cake; Chocolate eclairs; White chocolate panacotta; Caramel nut tartlets; Tiramisu; Chocolate sorbet. The My Cooking Class series takes a refreshing approach to learning the art of home cooking. The recipes are presented in complete visual sequences from start to finish, and every ingredient and every step is shown from above in full colour so it's as true to life as possible - just like a real cooking course.Written instructions accompany each recipe, and specialized tasks, such as making homemade pasta, are clearly demonstrated. Variations, notes and glossaries are welcome additions to each class.A" My Cooking Class replicates a professional cooking course and will transform how home cooks learn to prepare dishes and meals. Every ingredient, pot, pan and tool is shown, not just described, making this new visual cookbook format deliciously simple.