Cooking, Food & Wine Books:

Simple Essentials: Chocolate



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 3 ratings (4.3/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Simple Essentials: Chocolate by Donna Hay
Hurry! Only 1 left at Mighty Ape!

The item is brand new and in-stock in the Mighty Ape warehouse. The item will ship within the timeframe shown below.

Order now and it ships Monday!


Mighty Fast Delivery Guaranteed

This product is In stock at Mighty Ape and ready for immediate dispatch

Delivering to:

It should arrive:

  • Tonight 6-9pm using Same Day Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product in the evening between 6pm - 9pm tonight to qualifying addresses in Auckland. Learn more
  • Tuesday using standard courier delivery

Buy together and save

List price: $57.00

Buy together: $56.25 (save 1%)

8.82% of people buy Simple Essentials: Chocolate and Simple Essentials: Pasta, Rice and Noodles ~ Hardback ~ Donna Hay.

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars Based on 3 Customer Ratings

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Write a Review
"Beautiful Chocolate recipes"
4 stars"

Lovely book full of amazing chocolate recipes, a must have for all those chocolate lovers.

"Best ever!!!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is the best chocolate cookbook I've ever bought!!!


These chocolate treats are sure to have everyone angling to lick the spoon. With over 170 recipes, we’ve got all your chocolate cravings covered. There are recipes to keep your cookie jar chock full, afternoon-tea delights, tasty lunchbox sweeties, special celebration cakes, elegant desserts to wow your guests and lots more.

Sample Recipes, Simple Essentials Chocolate. Copyright © by Donna Hay.


Serves 4


5 cups (1¼L/2 pints) water
1½ cups (260g/9 oz) brown sugar
1 cup (220g/7¾ oz) caster (superfine) sugar
11/3 cups (160g/5½ oz) cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
220g (7¾ oz) dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Place the water, brown sugar, sugar, cocoa and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve sugars. Remove from heat, stir through chocolate until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer into a bowl, stir through vanilla and set aside to cool slightly. Transfer mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.



Makes 35


400g (14 oz) dark chocolate, finely chopped
¾ cup (180ml/6 fl oz) (single or pouring) cream
cocoa powder, sifted for dusting


Place the chocolate and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture into a 15 x 18cm (6 x 7 in) dish lined with non-stick baking paper. Place in the refrigerator for 2−3 hours or until set. Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and dust with the cocoa to serve.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
2nd edition
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Product ID

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 145 Banana Points