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Chocolat (Maja Vase)


CHOCOLAT by Maja Vase is a fusion of her two popular e-books Chocolate Entremets & Chocolate Tarts in a hardcover format. More than 60 recipes with carefully selected flavour pairings, delicate details, and textures to die for. Little cake artworks you will find surprisingly easy to create - and to share!


Maja Vase’s work is marked by technical skill, neatness, and a personal style that is both modern and timeless. In this first part, the young Danish pastry chef presents 30 recipes where she proves that she is a true expert in “clean cutting”. Beautiful creations on the outside and inside, in which velvety textures and creaminess are appreciated in mousses, ganaches, and creams. As the food writer Marie Holm explains in the foreword, “even though there is a lot of time and thought behind every single chocolate dessert cake in the book, there is also an underlying awareness that the result will never be better than the ingredients used. And that good quality, natural ingredients should not be fussed around with or mixed with all sorts of things. Maja’s basic recipes are actually quite simple and based on a few quality ingredients. That duality fascinates me. And more importantly: the cakes are delicious”.

Vase also includes general tips on the art of tempering chocolate, the secret behind a perfect chocolate mousse, or the necessary equipment to prepare the recipes that she breaks down in the book, among which are: rhubarb – lemon – white chocolate, pear – dark milk chocolate – vanilla, digestive – milk chocolate – marshmallow, and apple – thyme – pistachio – white chocolate.



The second part of the book, Chocolate Tarts, is all about tarts. Tiny and big chocolate tarts with flaky crusts, moist fillings, super silky creams and ganaches and razor sharp chocolate details. You will find amazing recipes like: Sea buckthorn - white chocolate - licorice, Raspberry - thyme - white chocolate - lime, Redcurrant - white chocolate - lemon, Peanut - caramel - salt, among others!



Maja Vase is a dedicated chocolate enthusiast, an extraordinary cake artist with a sharp eye for details, a writer of seven cake books, and the woman behind the popular Instagram profile @majachocolat with more than 350,000 followers.