THE SWEET BOOK OF CANDY MAKING

The Sweet Book of Candy Making

My first cookbook, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, was made with love, care, and a whoooole lot of sugar. The recipes were developed and tested in my very own kitchen, and from the beginning they were designed with the home candy-maker in mind. I want you to feel like there’s a friend with you in the kitchen, guiding you through any tricky steps.

This book was written for all abilities, from kitchen novices to confident candy-makers. Beginners will find plenty of tutorials and tips, while experienced cooks can be inspired by more complicated recipes.

Love pictures? It’s got a ton of ’em, all in full color! Crave a little food science knowledge? I’ve got you covered. Want help troubleshooting some problems you’re having? There’s a troubleshooting section in each and every chapter.

Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll find inside The Sweet Book of Candy Making:

RECIPES

There are over 60 candy recipes in the book, divided into chapters:

  • Sugar Candies
  • Fondant
  • Caramels
  •  Toffee
  • Fudge
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruit and Nut Candies

Every single recipe has a beautiful full-color photo, and many include sidebars, tips, and variations to help you get creative in the kitchen!

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

Sometimes it’s easier to understand how to make a recipe when you have a visual guide. That’s why this cookbook includes over two dozen photo tutorials, demonstrating everything from the basics, like rolling chocolate truffles, to more advanced skills, like making spun sugar or old-fashioned fondant.

PHOTO TUTORIALS

At the beginning of every recipe chapter there’s a troubleshooting guide, to help avoid common pitfalls associated with that type of candy. Want to avoid sticky lollipops, grainy fudge, and caramels that are too soft? Check out these tips before you begin!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

Wow, Must Have for the At-Home Candy Maker!

This a super book! It is everything I ever wanted in a candy making book. This is my first book on candy-making and it is very comprehensive book in terms of recipes, techniques and trouble shooting. There are photos of every step in the process and the kindle-edition is perfect in terms of the placement of the step-by-step images and the written explanation for each recipe.

In this book, you learn everything from fudge to truffles, marshmallows to taffy, and even pulled sugar and sugar curls. Whatever mess-up you’ve had in the past, there is an answer for it in this book. Once you read this, you’ll be able to fix and kitchen oopsy with your sweet confections.

Although this is a cook book and a technique book as well, it is also a great read. There are brief narratives woven throughout the book, and the author’s bright personality and passion for candy really shine through and add beautiful color to a true gem of a book for any candy maker. I was so excited and filled with child-like joy reading such wonderful, nostalgic recipes that I finished the book in one sitting.

If you are at all interested in candy making, don’t think twice on this one. Go for it!