Deliciously decadent creations from Australia’s Queen of Chocolate, Kirsten Tibballs!
You may well be in the hands of one of the worlds greatest chocolatiers as you turn the pages of this book, but don’t think for a second Chocolate is just another over-the-top creative coffee table book. Kirsten has gone back to basics and created a whole new repertoire of chocolate recipes that any home cook can recreate.
So, turn on your oven, grab your candy thermometer and your favourite spatula, and get ready for some spoon-licking deliciousness!
Still not sure? Then head over to her website savourschool.com.au and sign up for her online video classes.
Or, if apps are more your style, download her cooking app, Mix N’ Make.
Recipes and images from Chocolate by Kirsten Tibballs, published by Murdoch Books, RRP $49.99
Fast 5 with Kirsten Tibballs
What couldn’t you live without in the kitchen?
My stand mixer is an absolute must, plus a metal scraper and a plastic bowl for chocolate work.
What is your most memorable meal and why?
It was last year at Epicure restaurant in Paris. Everything from the presentation to the balance of flavours and the technical aspects of each creation was sublime. The prolonged effort behind each dish was evident.
What’s your worst kitchen disaster?
It was the first dessert I ever made with my best friend at the time. We were around eight years old and instead of using a cup of flour we added a cup of bi-carb soda, which resulted in a cake that exploded and a strained relationship with her mother… Luckily, I persisted!
What would you want to eat for your last meal?
A liquid centred chocolate pudding – hot (of course) – with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
The great coriander debate – yes or no?
Yes, I love coriander!