What Are Some Good Candy Making Books

Sugar Work By praetorian2000 Updated 16 Apr 2007 , 2:25pm by shanzah67

praetorian2000 Posted 9 Apr 2007 , 3:37pm
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What are some good books on candy making? ones with recipes and pictures and maybe some explanations of what's going on.

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heavensgaits Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 6:29am
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I just bought one called, "Chocolates & Confections - formula, theory, and technique for the artisan confectioner" by Peter P. Grewling, CMB, The Culinary Institute of America. It's a textbook, but it covers almost every kind of candy you can think of and then some. It has lots of pictures and an enormous amount of recipes. It does go over a lot of the science of confections, but that's why I bought it, I really like science. It has a lot of sidebars that troubleshoot things and gives examples of how to fix them or tells you that you have to start over. It's 388 pages long and the copyright is 2007. This is the first candy book I've purchased, I wish I could help more, but this post will bump yours up.

praetorian2000 Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 11:25am
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Thanks. I'm truly considering it.
Any others?

bonniebakes Posted 12 Apr 2007 , 12:02pm
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I'd love to know too...

shanzah67 Posted 14 Apr 2007 , 3:03pm
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Candy Making for Dummies --not many pictures but helps explain alot of things. (I love the "Dummy" Books)

The Ultimate Candy Book has NO pictures whatsoever. I must have pictures! LOL

If you go to Amazon.com and search for "candy making books" there is usually alot of feedback from other people that have purchased each book.

I have started getting some of my recipes from Food Network.

candyladyhelen Posted 16 Apr 2007 , 3:19am
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I think you can do just as well searching the net for info.

shanzah67 Posted 16 Apr 2007 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by candyladyhelen

I think you can do just as well searching the net for info.

I totally agree with candyladyhelen thumbs_up.gif unless you just want to add to your "library" (like me icon_lol.gif )

There is sooooooo much information on candy making on the internet and forums are a great place to get help.

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