Steve Hodge of Temper Pastry’s recipe book takes deep dive into chocolate
October 25, 2023
By Bakers Journal
Chocolatier, pastry chef and TV star Steven Hodge, owner of Temper Chocolate and Pastry in Vancouver, has published his first book, Chocolate All Day: From Simple to Decadent, 100+ Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Ingredient.
Hodge has written the book to benefit bakers of all skills levels and take the intimidation out of working with chocolate by presenting meticulously tested yet approachable recipes.
The book provides advice on buying, storing and working with chocolate, including how to temper it, how to create chocolate decorations and how to fix your desserts if something goes wrong.
Recipes include White Chocolate Raspberry Scones, Dark Chocolate Passionfruit Tart, Chocolate Orange Cookies, Dark Chocolate Butter Tarts and the drinkable Chocolate Cherry Pisco Sour.
Steven Hodge is a chocolatier and pâtissier, and owner of Temper Chocolate & Pastry in Vancouver. He is the co-host, with Anna Olson, of Food Network Canada’s Great Chocolate Showdown. He also hosts Project Bakeover, and has appeared on Wall of Bakers. He graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts, and has been the pastry chef at the 3-Michelin Star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in London, and has also worked at Le Caprice and The Wolseley.
The book, published by Penguin Random House Canada, is available in a hardcover version for $37.50 (currently on sale for $31.50) and a kindle version for $16.99.
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