Working with sugar can be a little scary, or so a lot of people think. The Sweet Book of Candy Making is determined to quell those worries by explaining everything you need to know to make candy in the comfort of your own kitchen, just like your Grandma!Quick Facts
• Who Wrote It: Elizabeth LaBau
• Who Published It: Quarry Books
• Number Of Recipes: 50+
• Recipes For Right Now: Glazed Fruit, Neapolitan Marshmallows, Pink Grapefruit Truffles, Lavender Caramels, Melting Mint Patties (think homemade Junior Mints!), Chocolate Covered Cherries, Butterscotch Buttons
• Other Highlights: Many candy books just cover the basics, and most blog posts don't go into the science of why and how sugar reacts the ways it does. The first 30 pages of this book are basically Candy Making 101. They talk about how and why you work with ingredients in certain ways, and cover everything you need to know — from old fashioned basics to new twists on the classics — so you can start replicating some of these treats on your own.
• Who Would Enjoy This Book: Beginning sugar workers and those looking to truly master the fundamentals of sugar work.
Find it at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: The Sweet Book of Candy Making by Elizabeth LaBau
• Visit the Author's Website: Elizabeth LaBau
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