Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sally's Candy Addiction, a delicious review

If you are as much of a fan of Sally McKenney's hugely popular blog, Sally's Baking Addiction, as I am, then you are going to want her latest book, Sally's Candy Addiction. Mouthwatering page after mouthwatering page, here you will find some of the most delicious candy recipes imaginable, 75 in fact, all of them easy and perfectly doable. From truffles to caramels to the turtles my mother used to make for the annual church bazaar, I found myself waxing nostalgic reading the classic recipes, while completely captivated by her take on the new.
Some of the recipes have only two ingredients and are perfect for the novice or budding cook, or for preparing with the pack of Cub Scouts or Brownie Troop that you direct every week.
Mr. O-P made the mistake of buying a bag of Reese's peanut butter chips rather than the cups (that I needed for the recipe here) and, as I plunked them onto a shelf in the pantry, sighed, thinking that I would never use them. But then along came Sally and her recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bark, and those peanut butter chips were pressed into service. Wow, this bark is the easiest thing you will ever make and inhaling-ly delicious. A batch of this is going to find its way into Halloween bags this year.
With detailed instructions on how to temper chocolate, explanations as to the different types of chocolate, including chocolate coating (an ingredient that I have recently come to embrace), this book is a handy reference guide. Additionally there is a valuable section on key ingredients, kitchen essentials, and tips on candy-making basics to help you get started on your sweet journey. 
The book is divided into sections to help you focus on your favorite candy fix: Candy Classics; Chocolate-Covered; Truffles; Caramel, Toffee and Brittle; Nuts and Sweet Things; Fudge; and an entire chapter on recipes using candy as a main ingredient. 
Easy-to-follow, beautifully photographed, and with no chocolaty stone unturned, this book has a recipe for every sweet tooth in your life.

Disclaimer: Many thanks to the lovely people at Race Point Publishing who sent me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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