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The Ultimate Candy Book: More than 700 Quick and Easy, Soft and Chewy, Hard and Crunchy Sweets and Treats Paperback – October 3, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; First Edition first Printing edition (October 3, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688175104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688175108
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Weinstein's book, in the same style as his Ultimate Ice Cream Book, offers 100 or so basic recipes for delectable candies plus variations on the themeDmany recipes, in fact, include close to a dozen versions in all. The candies are organized into the three general categories of the subtitle and range from Fudge-in-a-Minute to Turkish Taffy (in grape, peach, and even fig flavors) to Hazelnut Brittle. There's even a recipe for homemade chewing gum. With its abundance of recipes, this is a good companion to Carole Bloom's several less-ambitious candy-making titles (e.g., Truffles, Candies, & Confections, Crossing Pr., 1996).
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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If desserts aren't sweet enough or not ready quickly enough, candy provides instant gratification. Bruce Weinstein's The Ultimate Candy Book rushes to the rescue with recipes for all sorts of favorite homemade candies as well as directions for reproducing favorite commercial candies in the home kitchen. Weinstein makes plain the simple method of combining pecans, caramel, and chocolate into homemade turtles. His chocolate matzo makes the deprivations of the Passover season much more bearable. Some unexpected treats appear here, such as coconut snowballs: crisp coconut coating the outside of balls of contrastingly moist, chewy coconut. What's unusual is that they're served straight from the deep freeze. Brad Hooper
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More About the Author

One of America's premier food experts, Bruce Weinstein's training began at Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute. He then worked as an advertising creative director specializing in food and drink clients such as Lea and Perrins, Bols, Bacardi, and José Cuervo. This culinary/creative expertise led to his first book, Frozen Drinks With or Without the Buzz (Clarkson Potter, 1997).

The Ultimate Ice Cream Book soon followed in 1999, published by Morrow, and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. The ice cream title was the impetus for his best-selling "ultimate" series that now includes The Ultimate Party Drink Book (2000), The Ultimate Candy Book (2000), The Ultimate Shrimp Book (2002), The Ultimate Brownie Book (2002), The Ultimate Potato Book (2003), The Ultimate Muffin Book (2004), The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book (2004), The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book (2005), and The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book (2005).

In March, 2007, HarperCollins brought out his magnum opus: The Ultimate Cook Book: 900 New Recipes, Thousands of Ideas. Chosen as a main selection of the Book of the Month Club this title has been touted by the likes of Jacques Pepin and Bette Midler. January 2009 saw the publication of Pizza: Grill It, Bake It, Love It, followed by Cooking Know-How, a technique driven cookbook by John Wiley in April, 2009. This book won the Gourmand International Cook Book award for best American cook book in the easy recipe category.

Along the way, other titles include Cooking for Two (2004), a new way to cook for American's burgeoning small households, as well as Grilling Essentials (2002) for the Cooking Club of America, The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook (2001), and Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Solution Cookbook (2004).

In 2010 Bruce will have three new books published. Stewart Tabori, and Chang will publish Ham: An Obsession With The Hind Quarter in March then publish Bruce's first knitting book, Knits Men Want, in April. In May Simon & Schuster will publish REAL FOOD HAS CURVES - a 7-step plan to get off processed food.

Customer Reviews

Recipes are excellent and easy to follow instructions.
Sydney
Granted there are some easy recipes that would be great to make with children (the entire first chapter,) but complex candy recipes are also included.
M. Hill
There are several recipes from the book I've tried that simply didn't work at all.
EleanB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
The author provides alot of valuable information on what kinds of ingredients to use and what kinds of tools to use. He's included MANY clear, concise recipes. Unfortunately, there are no photos at all; there are only simple black and white drawings here and there. If you can get past the lack of photos and can do with imagining how your candy would look like, buy this book.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Todd M Kover on January 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book as one my first to learn about the art of candymaking, before I really made much.
I got it, read through it and found the recipes looked tasty but were seemed to assume some degree of expertise despire the attempts to lay out the basics early in the book.
I ended up setting it aside in favor of other books to help me learn the art.
Now that I'm more familiar with "the art", I've gone back to this book and made a handful of the recipes with extreme success.
In short, a good book for your collection, but not the place to start.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
At first, I thought, impossible. Me, candy. They won't mix. But they do. Weinstein starts with the quick and simple recipes--ones that I can whip up in no time, like Bourbon Balls and Chocolate Pretzels. But then he moves on to Soft and Chewy or Hard and Crunchy treats. Like brittles, barks, divinities, fudge, chocolate-covered cherries, pralines, turkish taffy, and raspberry cups. It just goes on and on--to over 700 recipes in the end, even if there's no end in sight. It's a wonderful book--and a great deal, really. So many recipes, a reference book, as it were, that's simply impossible to exhaust. What fun Christmas, Valentine's Day, and my birthday will be!
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
I haven't tried all the recipes in this book, but I bought it because I was interested in techniques for making fondant and chocolate-covered candy. However the techniques are not well described and simply wrong - for example the method for chocolate tempering leaves out several steps. I only discovered this when I went to another cookbook to find out what I was doing wrong. Now I use this book for ideas, but other methods for technique. This book is not for novices. Very disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Soccer Mom on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my daughter for xmas. She wants to be a pastry Chef (thanks to the food network). So far, she has made the carmel corn (absolutely fantastic), the homemade marshmallows (amazing)and carmel (gooey fun).

The only down side to this book is that there are NO pictures, NONE. Not demonstrating or showing the final product. We may need to purchase another book that has pictures.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Harbaugh on November 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book has really helped me learn so much about candy making. I have been making family recipes for chocolate candy for a few years now and finally decided to buy a book to learn more (my Grammy taught be but passed away last year and I still had so many questions). I now know why certain batches I made failed and why last year I got a weird color on my chocolate covered pretzels. I would probably not suggest this book for true beginners but if you are somebody like me who has little experience and no formal training this should truly be your ultimate guide book. I do wish there were pictures that is the only reason I did not give 5 stars. Thank you Bruce Weinstein!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I had others in this series--love that ultimate ice cream and ultimate brownies--and I'm not disappointed. I'm not much of a candy maker, never made any in fact, but I've started with the simple things in here and it's been really fun. I love making these easy treats for my kids and friends. They've been a hit at church pot lucks! So despite what some people have said about this book, it's a great book for a great value--and I just love these guys on the morning show on Comcast!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22, 2003
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There are hundreds of amazing treats in here. My kids have always loved rice krispie treats and this book offered variations that were fun and unusal for all sorts of holidays. And the peanut candy reminds me the stuff my grandmother used to make, only this version is easier than I remembered it to be. The chocolate covered cherries recipe is worth the price alone, but there are so many wonderful treats in here that I suggest every candy lover buy this book.
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