Saturday, 14 January 2012

Cookbook Review - Miss Hope's Chocolate Box by Hope and Greenwood

Well, here goes my first cookbook review!

The book is call 'Miss Hope's Chocolate Box' and is written by Hope and Greenwood

Here is a pretty piccy of the cover.

As I have a very sweet tooth I was drawn to this book straight away, I mean having the phrase 'chocolate box' in the title, it was a given that I was going to want to buy this book!


- Inventive/interesting recipes and flavour combinations

- Beautiful presentation and lots of lovely pictures

- Very well written, lots of funny bits

- Quite a good mix of easy recipes and some more challenging ones

- The book is pretty cheap, under a tenner!

- Some good tips on how to temper chocolate

- A section called 'The Rules', good tips to follow if you've not made sweets and chocolates before :)


- Some of the ingredients would be hard to get hold of or expensive

- Some of the recipes require specialist equipment(chocolate mould etc)

- There's so many lovely things to try, It's going to take me ages to make them all!

Recipes I've Tried

- Black Forest Fudge - This was a gorgeous combination of white chocolate fudge, dark chocolate fudge and glace cherries. It worked beautifully and was easy to make. I decorated mine with more cherries than recommended and little chunks of leftover dark and white chocolate.

- Chocolate sort-of-no-cook Fudge - This is a great recipe if you just want to do a bit of melting and stirring together rather than boiling sugar. It makes a very soft fudge which is very tasty and very sweet! I decorated mine with little chunks of white chocolate and white chocolate stars.

- Honey and Almond Fudge - This was yummy! Pretty easy to make with a lovely hint of honey flavour.

- My Mum's Fairy Princess Cakes - These were so cute! Easy to make and very tasty.

Here are the pictures of my attempt.

So yeah, I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves making sweet treats!

Thanks for reading



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