If there's one thing that all chocolate lovers agree on, it is the pure pleasure one gets from eating it. In this definitive cookbook, Maxine Clark begins with recipes for Small Cakes and Cookies, such as her exquisite Chocolate Macaroons with Raspberry Buttercream. In Cakes and Teabreads, Maxine invites you to make a beautiful, dark Reine de Saba cake to impress your dinner guests, or to update a childhood classic by baking grown-up Sticky Chocolate Gingerbread. The Tarts, Pies, and Meringues chapter includes a sumptuous chocolate paviova piled high with strawberries. Hot Desserts are not for the faint-hearted: Rich Pain Au Chocolat Pudding and Chocolate Rum and Raisin Rice Pudding transform old favourites. In Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Mousses there are lighter options such as Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse. Truffles and Confection will inspire you to make Mini Florentines, Chocolate Maple Fudge, or snowy White Chocolate Coconut Truffles. With Drinks, Sauces, and Glazes, you have an indispensable resource for sauces, ganaches, and custards. And for a treat, the Chocotini Cocktail will spice up any cocktail party. *60 mouthwatering recipes for chocolate aficionados everywhere. *Includes mini essays on the history, culture, and types of chocolate. *Sumptuous photography by Peter Cassidy.