The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Sweets, Candy & Chocolates - Claire Ptak (Hardcover)

150 Irresistible Confectionery Recipes Shown in over 750 Exquisite Photographs Sweets, Candies, Toffees, Caramels, Fudges, Candied Fruits, Nut Brittle

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Barcode
9780754824732
Department
Books
Released
16 Jan 2013
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Claire Ptak
Subtitle
150 Irresistible Confectionery Recipes Shown in over 750 Exquisite Photographs Sweets, Candies, Toffees, Caramels, Fudges, Candied Fruits, Nut Brittle
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Natl Book Network
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
279 x 229 x 25mm (1.32kg)

Annotation

Presents a history of sugar and sweets, describes confectionery tools and equpiment, covers ingredients, offers instructions on basic sweet-making techniques, and includes 150 recipes.

Summary

Usually associated with childhood indulgences, the taste of candy and chocolate is a pleasure that we enjoy all our lives. This volume evokes all those memories of long-forgotten tastes, with 150 recipes for sweets, candies and chocolate confections, whether hard, chewy, soft or sticky. From salt-water taffy, homecomb and vanilla fudge to pear drops, chocolate peanut butter cups and champagne truffles, it includes old-fashioned treats and some modern twists on traditional classics, and every tried-and-tested recipe is shown in step-by-step photographs.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Cooking
BISAC Subject 1
Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Confectionery
BISAC Subject 2
Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Chocolate
BIC Classification 1
Cooking with chocolate
BIC Classification 2
Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft
Library Subject 1
Confectionery.
Library Subject 2
Candy.
Library Subject 3
Chocolate candy.
Academic Subject 1
Baking - Confectionery
Dewey Classification
641.85/3

Author Bio

Claire Ptak trained as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before moving to London. Upon her arrival she worked in restaurants including Moro, The Anchor and Hope and St. John before starting Violet Cakes, a stall at Broadway Market in east London. Since 2005, Violet has been selling cupcakes and other treats to a very loyal following, including Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Thomasina Miers. Claire is also the author of The Whoopie Pie Book (Square Peg).