Candy Making For Dummies

Candy Making For Dummies

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by David Jones
     
 

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How sweet it is! More than 100 recipes plus terrific tips and tricks

Explore the art of cooking candy and create sweet masterpieces!

If you want to concoct irresistible treats for your friends and family, this book gets you cooking! You'll discover proper techniques and use them to create incredible candies. Recipes range from fondues to fondants, simple

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How sweet it is! More than 100 recipes plus terrific tips and tricks

Explore the art of cooking candy and create sweet masterpieces!

If you want to concoct irresistible treats for your friends and family, this book gets you cooking! You'll discover proper techniques and use them to create incredible candies. Recipes range from fondues to fondants, simple meltaways to decadent truffles, fun kids' treats to cream-filled delicacies. Indulge!

Discover how to

• Choose the proper utensils and ingredients

• Melt, temper, and mold chocolate

• Fine-tune your skills with professional secrets

• Create special holiday treats

• Bag, box, or wrap candies for gifts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764597343
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/22/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
784,903
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

David Jones has been making candies for more than 30 years. He owns Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen in Helen, Georgia.

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Candy Making for Dummies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Darryn More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has never attempted candy making (such as myself), I strongly recommend this book. So far, I've made about ten recipes in the book, and while candy making is tricky enough that I can't say I was successful on every first attempt, the caveats and warnings within the book were just what I've needed to identify and correct problems. After three attempts, I've finally made some absolutely perfect fudge, and my pralines and peanut brittle came out perfectly on the first try. I am looking very much forward to trying just about everything in the book. The author provides insightful but not condescending glimpses into professional candy making, identifying techniques deemed necessarily modified for home use due to limitations inherent to either small quantities or the unlikelihood a home will have professional grade equipment. He also provides the 'whys' behind instructions which seem either obscure or superfluous. For example, it's good to know that the somewhat arduous task of tempering chocolate is mostly for creating candies with a shiny, glossy chocolate coating. If I don't care about final appearance, I can now make an informed decision on whether to include or omit this process. Another triumph for the 'For Dummies' line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for the beginning candy maker. Mr. Jones has operated his candy store, Hansel and Gretel's Kandy Kitchen, since 1973 and so he is definately an author with the know how to write a comprehensive book for the rest of us. Inside you'll find tips and how to's on tempering chocolate, making meltaways, fudeges, caramels, and the always elusive Fruit Jelly candy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really must have this one!!"*##!!
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