ARC REVIEW — Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes by Jami Curl

Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes Book Cover Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes
Jami Curl
Cooking, Cookbooks
Ten Speed Press
April 18, 2017
ebook
312
NetGalley

This game-changing candy cookbook from the owner of Quin, a popular Portland-based candy company, offers more than 200 achievable recipes using real, natural ingredients for everything from flavor-packed fruit lollipops to light-as-air marshmallows.

Chai Tea Lollipops, Honey and Sea Salt Marshmallows, Chocolate Pretzel Caramels, Cherry Cola Gumdrops—this is not your average candy, or your average candy book. Candy-maker extraordinaire Jami Curl breaks down candy making into its most precise and foolproof steps. No guess work, no expensive equipment, just the best possible ingredients and stop-you-in-your-tracks-brilliant flavor combinations. She begins with the foundations of candy; how to create delicious syrups, purees, and “magic dusts that are the building blocks for making lollipops, caramels, marshmallows, and gummy candy. But even more ingeniously, these syrups, purees, and magic dusts can be used to make a myriad of other sweet confections such as Strawberry Cream Soda, Peanut Butter Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Brownies, and Popcorn Ice Cream. And what to do with all your homemade candy? Jami has your covered, with instructions for making candy garlands, tiny candy-filled pinatas, candy ornaments, and more—you are officially party ready.
 
But this is just the tip of the deliciously sweet iceberg--packed with nearly 200 recipes, careful step-by-step instruction, tips for guaranteed success, and flavor guides to help you come up with own unique creations—Candy is Magic is a candy call to action!

descriptiondescriptionThis was a wonderful little candy cookbook. It was full of delicious sounding recipes. Had some yummy photos and cool hand drawn graphics. We start off with an introduction by the author. Followed by chapters that include methods and techniques. What tools you will require (pots, scale, candy thermometer, candy mold (just to name a few). What ingredients you will need (sugar, crystal blockers, fat, and salt etc) and a little information about each one. Some flavor inspiration to get you started.

A chapter featuring recipes that act as the foundation for countless candies, desserts, drinks, and more (roasted fruit purées, infused creams, easy ice creams, syrups and reductions, magic dusts etc.) As well as chapters devoted to Lollipops, caramels, marshmallows, gumdrops, ice cream and more. Each different chapters begins with an introduction to the candy, the technique, the tools, and the setup, followed by several recipes and tips.

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Some of the recipes featured…

— STRAWBERRY LOLLIPOPS
— COFFEE LOLLIPOPS
— PINOT GRIS LOLLIPOPS
— SEA SALT CARAMELS
— POPCORN CARAMELS
— EASY CARAMEL SAUCE
— SMOKED CHAI TEA CARAMELS
— PINEAPPLE-COCONUT DREAMS
— WATERMELON-LIME DREAMS
— CINNAMON MARSHMALLOWS
— BLACKBERRY GUMDROPS
— NUTMEG GUMDROPS
— CHERRY COLA GUMDROPS

There are also some pretty cool little projects included as well…

— HOT CHOCOLATE AND MARSHMALLOW KIT
— S’MORES BAR
— DARK CHOCOLATE BUNNY CAKE

If you are at all like me and have a HUGE sweet tooth then this book is a must-have for your collection.

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