Candy Making for Beginners Cookbook Review
|Title:||Candy Making for Beginners: Easy Recipes for Homemade Caramels, Gummies, Lollipops and More|
|Published:||February 18, 2020, Rockridge Press|
|No. of Pages:||146|
|Cover Price:||$16.99 Paperback, $6.99 Kindle|
Karen Neugebauer is an expert, award winning candy maker. Given that, who better to write a cookbook for beginning candy makers? Candy Making for Beginners: Easy Recipes for Homemade Caramels, Gummies, Lollipops and More is an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn the basics of candy making – not just chocolate, but also brittles, caramels, chewy candies, lollipops fudge, and truffles. Neugebauer has organized the book into chapters that cover each kind of candy, and the recipes in each category are varied.
The first chapter is dedicated to equipment and tools needed. There is also information on important skills such as tempering chocolate. This chapter is excellent, and is a good primer for beginners, and a good review for veteran candy makers. There is also information on ingredients needed, most of which we have on our pantry shelves. Glucose is one I didn’t have, but was able to find at a restaurant supply store easily.
The book contains recipes for candies that most of us will want to make. Luckily, the instructions are written in an easy-to-follow format, and there are a few different recipes to choose from in each chapter. The only drawback to this cookbook is the lack of photographs. Although there are a few, this is a book that would really benefit if it had pictures of each of the candies, and also step-by-step instructions for basic skills needed to complete the recipes.
Anyone who wants to learn the art of candy making in an easy-to read and follow format will enjoy this cookbook.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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