Homemade Candy Author:Food Editors of The Farm Journal, ; Edited by Nell B. Nichols Become a good candy ook and you'll alwas know what to take to a hostess, what to send to a serviceman, what to pass to guests who stop by for a visit. Almost everyone indulges a sweet tooth -- especially when the candy's homemade! Cand solves your gift problems. — In this book, the Food Editors of Farm Journal have gatheredmore than 250 tested... more » recipes, including 50 for fudge alone -- such delightful variants from classic creams Chocolate Fudge Velvet as Maple Sugar Fudge and Mexican Orange Candy. Plus modern, never-fail recipes which even beginners can make with success. Batches from one to five pounds!
You'll find recipes for old-fashioned favorites like Double Divinity, Nut Penuche, Virbinia Peanut Brittle, Pralines. Try colorful jellied candies likeCandy Strawberries, toffies like Double Almond Crunch and herloom recipes like Special Vanilla Carmels. There are Taffys and Hard Candies, even Lollypops! Confections, too: Frosted Pecans, Farmhous Popcorn Balls, Fruit Nut Rolls, Cereal Snacks.
A new idea, perfected especially for this book, is making your own chocolate-coated Candy Bars -- with 15 different fillings. Learn hw to dip Chocolates, make your own Marshmallows, decorate candy Easter Eggs and Valentine Hearts. Finally, there are directions for storing candy (most candies freeze well), and for packing and mailing it.« less
I used this book a lot when I was learning to cook and building a recipe file. I no longer need it as a reference, but recommend it to anyone interested in learning to make his or her own candy. The directions are clear, the ingredients, for the most part, easy to obtain and the results almost always perfect the first time if you follow the directions. It's a worthwhile little book if you have the time and interest in learning old-fashioned candymaking. No microwave directions -- the book was published in 1970.