The craving for this sweet treat is as old as the hills and we’re only now discovering some of the added benefits from enjoying it. This amazingly decadent yet natural food has been coveted for centuries and has benefits that are almost too good to be true.
This delectable dessert food is craved by men and women alike, although it’s generally considered a woman’s best friend.
Chocolate Matters! Chocolate Recipes for a Happy Heart & Soul
This delightful chocolate cookbook is a trip into the gustatory pleasures of old. Long before we were led to believe chocolate wasn’t so good for us.
“You can almost hear the sounds of wooden spoons tapping against steel pots, heavy oven doors closing, and iceboxes dripping as blocks of ice melt.” This was the time of milkmen in horse drawn delivery carriages riding through neighborhoods, and freshly baked pies cooling on windowsills in small towns all across the USA.
This historically preserved recipe book is from another time in our colorful past when Apollinaris water, Cottage Pudding and Crystallized Green Gages were commonplace products.
Loaded with period expressions like these, this colorful chocolate cookbook will take you back in time to when Apollinaris Water was a famous brand of bottled water and Cottage Pudding was a popular Fannie Farmer Recipe. But if you want to know more about Crystallized Green Gages or even what a gem pan is, you’ll just have to buy the book.
When this book was penned, Fannie Farmer was at the height of her fame, with her cookbook becoming a best seller a little more than 10 years earlier. The first edition of her cookbook sold an amazing 3,000 copies. An incredible feat in 1896!
Brought back to life from an era when you not only knew your neighbor but also grew up with them, you’ll hear from prominent women of the day such as Sarah Tyson Rorer, a pioneer of dietetics and one of the most famous cooking teachers of her time.
Period household celebrities like Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill and Miss Parloa are about to be your ‘best friends’ in the kitchen. You’ll even be treated to recipes specially prepared by Miss Elizabeth Kevill Burr who, among other things, shares her family recipe for making three gallons of breakfast cocoa.
You’ll learn the difference between Cocoa Marble Cake and Chocolate Marble Cake… and it’s not just substituting chocolate for cocoa! Miss Burr’s recipe for cooking up Cocoa Sticks is also quite a treat.
I doubt any two ‘modern’ people using these recipes will turn out exactly the same great dessert dish. With instructions such as a “bake in a moderately hot oven”, your own tastes and preferences are sure to come through loud and clear so you can actually call these brilliant recipes your own without feeling like you’re fudging too much. Besides, I won’t tell.
“I brought Miss Elizabeth Kevill Burr’s sponge cake to a neighborhood party. Everyone thought it looked good but no one was digging in. Then I told a couple of people it was a special recipe from a famous cooking teacher in 1909 and the cake disappeared almost immediately. I didn’t even get a chance to try it!”
If you’re a true dessert lover, this recipe book is for you. There are recipes for puddings, fudges, cakes, pies, ice creams, sauces, soufflés, and maybe even a couple of dessert dishes you haven’t heard of. Love caramels? They’re here. Profiteroles? Éclairs? You’ll find them, too.
These tasty old-style after dinner concoctions are from a time when ‘home-made’ was the norm and ‘store bought’ was thought to be cheating. With this recipe book, your most challenging decision will be which recipe for marble cake you’ll make today.