About the author
Will Torrent trained under Heston Blumenthal at the age of 16, won Young Chef of the Year in 2009 and has worked with top chefs such as Brian Turner and Gary Rhodes, as well as for illustrious London hotels, Claridges, The Dorchester, The Lanesborough, and three-Michelin-starred The Fat Duck. He has appeared on the BBC’s Sweet Baby James with James Martin. He is a pâtisserie consultant to a leading UK supermarket and he recently collaborated with Heston Blumenthal and Royal Chef Mark Flanagan to create Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Picnic Hampers. He has recently been profiled by British press, such as The Guardian.
Covering the history and provenance of chocolate, the varieties available, and the techniques needed to turn it into beautiful and mouthwatering creations, this book will inspire you to try all sorts of chocolate recipes. You will discover how to make a host of delicious ganaches, caramels and pralines. There are also chapters on Cookies, Biscuits & Bakes, and Desserts & Puddings, so that you can put your new knowledge and love of chocolate making to the best use in recipes like macadamia and white chocolate cookies, chocolate and salted caramel millionaire shortbread and chocolate fondants. Chocolate drinks and ice creams get a chapter too.