Sensational Chocolate


A celebrity collaboration by Paul A Young

Master Chocolatier Paul A Young has assembled a glittering array of friends and colleagues who have contributed to this collection of glorious recipes to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance Service. Over 60 of these culinary gems cover the entire gamut from baking cakes and biscuits to puddings, ice creams, desserts, drinks and savoury chocolate. Under Paul’s professional hand these are transformed into mouthwatering recipes for the home cook. Contributors include Marco Pierre White, Emma Thompson, Ollie Dabbous, Glenn Cosby, Giorgio Locatelli, Natasha Corrett and many more.

Paul has three shops in central London, Soho, Bank and Islington (with more in the pipeline) and his first book, Adventures with Chocolate, won its category in the 2014 Gourmand Cookbook awards, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Andre Simon award. He is a regular on our television screens, with appearances on This Morning, Sunday Brunch, The Apprentice, Junior Masterchef and Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. His events are constantly sold out, whether it be for his famous brownies, truffle rolling or sea salted caramel making classes.

The Children’s Air Ambulance service, for which Paul is an Ambassador, is an air ambulance charity that transfers critically ill children from local hospitals to specialist paediatric centres. It also moves specialist teams to local hospitals when a child is too sick to travel. It flew its first child in 2013 and critically ill children need this service every week.  The charity receives no government funding and relies completely on private donations.

Paul A Young has been called the world’s most innovative chocolatier. Here, he shares three delicious but different recipes from his book Sensational Chocolate on the M&S Style and Living website.  Click here to read more.

Paul A. Young is appearing in tonight’s Christmas special of BBC2’s The Sweet Makers, broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm.  It’s all bonkers!  Four modern day confectioners recreate the spectacular Victorian Christmas dish – a Boar’s Head Cake.  For a preview of the programme click here.  If you miss tonight the show will be repeated on Wed 20th December at 7pm, and again on Friday 22nd at 3.35pm.

The original 3-part series will be repeated over the Christmas period.

Chocolate artisan Paul A Young shares his top secret recipe for the perfect chocolate brownie. View the lovely Paul on ITV and get the recipe here.

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Four modern confectioners, including Clearview’s author Paul A. Young, plus Cynthia Stroud, Andy Baxendale and Diana Short recreate the treats of the past in the three part BBC 2 TV series The Sweet Makers.  If you missed the first programme on the challenges faced by sweet makers during the Tudor period click on the link here to read a review in the Daily Telegraph, or visit BBC i-player to replay the whole broadcast.  More from Georgian times this week on Wednesday 26th July on BBC2 between 8-9pm, and it’s the Victorians next week.

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Pictures from chocolatier and pâtissier Paul A Young’s new cookbook launch for Sensational Chocolate in aid of the Children’s Air Ambulance.

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“Rarely is an excuse needed to eat chocolate, but since Chocolate Week begins on Monday it seems fitting to enjoy an extra square (or bar) in celebration.”  Amy Bryant

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The renowned chocolatier has teamed up with celebrities and chefs to create a new book of melt-in-your-mouth recipes, all for a good cause.

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