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

LOVE this book!

I won’t go into all the “this book contains thus and so…” stuff other than to say I have a TON of candy books and this is probably my favorite. It’s a technique book primarily which focuses on nine kinds of confections and helps out with both troubleshooting and presentation (two things other candy books seem to not focus on). The pictures are very helpful (and colorful!) and the text is easy to understand. I’ve been baking for over 40 years now and candy making can challenge even the most experienced confectioner. With this book I’ve gleaned great ideas and learned to troubleshoot a few challenging techniques. If you only buy one candy-making book, I highly recommend this one.