- Author: Claire Ptak
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Anness Publishing
- Published: 28 December 2012
- ISBN: 9780754824732
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This title features 150 irresistible recipes shown step by step in over 750 exquisite photographs: sweets, candies, toffees, caramels, fudges, candied fruits, nut brittles, nougats, marzipan, marshmallows, taffies, lollipops, truffles and chocolate confections. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with this wonderful collection of home-made confectionery. It includes 150 recipes that feature classics from around the globe, such as Pear Drops, Salt-Water Taffy, Honeycomb, Vanilla Fudge, Rocky Road, Turkish Delight, Champagne Truffles, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Mini Lamingtons. It offers more than 750 gorgeous photographs include step-by-step pictures and a picture of each finished dish. A comprehensive introduction covers ingredients and equipment, as well as a guide to techniques from working with fondant to tempering chocolate. 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. It includes old-fashioned treats and some modern twists on traditional classics. The book also includes a fascinating history of candy and chocolate, a guide to ingredients and equipment, and an in-depth directory of techniques, all explained step by step and with helpful photographs of tricky stages. Re-create best-loved candies in your own kitchen with this beautiful new cookbook.
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).