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The Sweet Book of Candy Making: From the Simple to the Spectacular-How to Make Caramels, Fudge, Hard Candy, Fondant, Toffee, and More!by Elizabeth Labau
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Create your own delicious, gorgeous, and professional-quality candies with The Sweet Book of Candy Making. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned candy maker, you will find mouthwatering recipes and expert tips to inspire you—and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Inside, you'll find:
—Candy-making essentials: all you need to know about equipment, ingredients, and techniques, including step-by-step lessons on pulling taffy, rolling truffles, filling peanut butter cups, and more
—More than 50 recipes for sugar candies, fondant, caramels, toffee, fudge, truffles, chocolates, marshmallows, and fruit and nut candies
—Troubleshooting tips for each type of candy
—How to perfect the classics you love, from English Toffee to Chocolate Fudge to Peanut Brittle
—Try your hand at something new: Pistachio Marzipan Squares, Passion Fruit Marshmallows, Mango-Macadamia Nut Caramels, Lemon Meringue Lollipops, and more
—Decorating techniques to show off your tasty results
Get started in your kitchen with The Sweet Book of Candy Making!
This mouthwatering little book is an illustrated, comprehensive guide to candy making, containing more than 20 delicious recipes to demonstrate the techniques.
This mouthwatering book is an illustrated, comprehensive guide to candy making in three sections. Part I is a complete guide to all the ingredients and tools you need in your pantry to master the art. Part II, the bulk of the book, teaches the basics of different styles of candy, using more than 50 delicious recipes to demonstrate the techniques. You'll find chapters on all the basics, including:
- Hard candies
- Fruit and nut-based candies
Part III covers the finishing touches, including molding, piping, decorating, and presenting your candies.
Sweeten up your kitchen with The Sweet Book of Candy Making!
About the Author
Elizabeth LaBau is a food writer and confectioner based in Los Angeles, California. She applies her years of experience as a professional pastry chef to bringing a modern touch to the world of old-fashioned candy making. Since 2006, she has been the Guide to Candy at About.com, an online division of the New York Times Company. At http://candy.about.com, she provides fun, creative candy recipes and step-by-step tutorials for the home cook. When she's not playing with sugar in the kitchen, she can be found running the trails around Los Angeles with a piece of candy tucked into her pocket. Visit her online at http://www.elizabethlabau.com, http://www.sugarhero.com, and http://www.runningwithsugars.com.
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