Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes

Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Review - 300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes

300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes

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About the Book
The step-by-step candy bible for home candy-makers.

With hundreds of recipes for mouthwatering candies, chocolates, pralines, crèmes, fudges, toffee, holiday treats and no-bake cookies, this candy cookbook covers the traditional to the exotic.

Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and 75 step-by-step photos, this is a treasure trove of information and inspiring recipes. Although many are intimidated at the thought of making candies at home, Jane Sharrock shows how to master a few basic principles that every candy maker should know. She makes it easy to produce delicious goodies in the home kitchen.

Heirloom Candies
Old-Fashioned Cooked Candies, Brittles, Toffees, Old-Fashioned Hard Candies, Caramels, Clusters, Patties and Pralines, Divinities, Nougats and Similar Candies, Old-Fashioned Candy Rolls

Make Mine Fudge
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudges, Marshmallow and Marshmallow-Crème Chocolate Fudges, Other Chocolate Fudges, Penuches

Designer Delights
Balls and Shaped Candies, Chocolate-Coated Candies, Fondants

Farmhouse Favorites
Candied and Spiced Nuts, Popcorn Candies, Fruit Candies

Short and Sweet
Simple Barks, Speedy Candy Rolls, Candies in Short Order

With its Candy Cooking Guide, charts, candy glossary and problems/solution section, this terrific new cookbook answers virtually every question or concern a home chef may have, truly creating the go-to candy bible.

My Take on the Book
If you have a sweet tooth this book will make your mouth water. The book definitely made me want to get into my kitchen to make some candy that I could bring into my staff at work. I was impressed with the variety of different types of candy that were included, but also how easy to follow the different recipes were. There were definitely some recipes that were easier than others, and for me, this weekend I am planning on making my second recipe which will be one of the Brittle recipes, though I have yet to pick which one. So get into the kitchen and make some candy with your family, this book will encourage and motivate you!

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