If you’re ready to take your love of sugar off of the screen and into the kitchen, have I got a book for you! 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. No giant quantities or sketchy scaled-down industrial recipes here!
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.
There are over 60 candy recipes in the book, divided into 9 chapters by candy type. These chapters include:
Fruit and Nut Candies
Every single recipe has a beautiful full-color photo (because aren’t cookbooks without photos the worst?!), and many include sidebars, tips, and variations to help you get creative in the kitchen!
The recipe selection ranges from classics like Peanut Brittle, Salt Water Taffy, and Dark Chocolate Truffles, to more unique offerings like Passion Fruit Marshmallows, Pistachio Marzipan Squares, and Mango-Macadamia Nut Caramels.
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.
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!
The last section is devoted to sugar decorations, like the Sugar Spirals above. These recipes use skills previously taught, like cooking sugar and tempering chocolate, to create gorgeous edible decorations. Learn how to spin sugar, create chocolate bowls, and use transfer sheets to make your candy miniature works of art.