Clear Toy Candy: All about the Traditional Holiday Treat with Steps for Making Your Own Candy

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For generations, children have received Christmas gifts of hard, sweet, crystal-clear edible shapes of red, green, and yellow animals, trains, ships, and other objects called clear toy candy. The candy is made from a solution of sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring. The shapes are formed when the hot solution is poured into molds in which the candy quickly hardens. This book provides tips and techniques for making the traditional candy, with information on ingredients, utensils, and the correct cooking ...
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Overview

For generations, children have received Christmas gifts of hard, sweet, crystal-clear edible shapes of red, green, and yellow animals, trains, ships, and other objects called clear toy candy. The candy is made from a solution of sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring. The shapes are formed when the hot solution is poured into molds in which the candy quickly hardens. This book provides tips and techniques for making the traditional candy, with information on ingredients, utensils, and the correct cooking conditions. A brief history of the candy and a discussion of the antique molds make this book essential for all who want to carry on this delightful winter holiday tradition.
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Editorial Reviews

Willard Scott
"Nancy is the Rembrandt of creative candies and that is shown through this historical cookbook. Just like Nancy, the recipes are sweet, creative, and the best!"
Library Journal - BookSmack!
This book left me feeling torn because the cover has a really dated look to it, but the content will be of interest to those who are working on reviving lost domestic arts. This book is obviously a labor of love; the author has provided a concise and well-written history of clear toy candy, as well as instructions accompanied by step-by-step photographs for how to make it. This will also be informational for those who collect clear toy candy-making implements.I Would Give This to Readers interested in learning a new technique of producing candy as well as food-related-antiques hunters. Katie Dunneback, "Holiday Cooking and Crafting", Booksmack!, 11/4/2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811736107
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 74
  • Sales rank: 1,472,155
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Fasolt lives in central Pennsylvania and is an accomplished confectioner who has been featured in Country Woman, Country Living's cooking magazine, and NBC's Today Show. She has operated her confectionary business, Cake And Kandy Emporium, for more than twenty-five years.
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