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The Vintage Sweets Book

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Vintage in look and content, Angel Adoree's new book collects together some traditional and very nostalgic sweet recipes. You can choose between fudge or toffee, love-hearts or gumdrops with many more old-fashioned delights ready to be attempted. With a very good how-to section on sugar-boiling, equipment details and tips and wrinkles for the first timer it's a good guide to getting started on this very satisfying pastime.

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The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree

It is hard not to be swept along by Adoree's enthusiasm for the past... - Sunday Times Style Magazine This trademark die-cut version on the Vintage Sweets Book (24 x 19 cm) sits beside the Vintage Tea Party Book and The Vintage Tea Party year. A mini edition of this book is also available. Copy and paste 9781845338312 into the search bar. Angel Adoree invites you on a nostalgic journey to rediscover your childhood fascination with all things sweet. The Vintage Sweets Book shows you that with a 'spoonful of sugar' and a little imagination, you can create your favourite vintage sweets and party treats for every soiree. You'll learn to make love Hearts for your sweetheart, Parma Violets for your gran, Fruit Jellies for your friends, Sugared Mice for the kids, Jazzies for a party and a couple of naughty, sweetie-inspired cocktails for yourself. Each chapter is crammed with delightful retro sweet recipes, tempting cocktails and puddings inspired by the sweets, as well as craft projects to help bring the magic to life. To add a novel twist to your party there are inspired cocktails to go with sweets so the grown-ups can enjoy an extra treat once the kids are in bed. Sample amongst others the delights of a rose lollipop Cocktail, gin Fizz, rocktail, Parma Violet Cocktail, Sarsaparilla Cocktail or a Cough Candy Toddy! Your vintage sweets book includes...Sweetie know-how Sweet beginnings I always like to kill two birds with one stone so, in this chapter, I teach you all the basics of sweetie-making while taking you on a trip down memory lane. You'll learn to make Love Hearts for your sweetheart, Parma Violets for your gran, Fruit Jellies for your friends, Sugared Mice for the kids, Jazzies for a party and a couple of naughty, sweetie-inspired cocktails for yourself! Softball, firmball & hardball sweets Who was the first to discover that some beautiful alchemy takes place when you heat up sugar in a bit of water? Well, whoever they were, I hope they are luxuriating in heaven as we speak! And you will be too when you suck on the spoils of this chapter -Toffee Bonbons, Liquorice, Gumdrops, Marshmallows, Rum & Raisin Fudge, Edinburgh Rock and other glorious delights. Soft-crack & hard-crack sweets Do you find it impossible to resist crunching on a firm sweet? Or do you have the self-discipline to keep sucking? Either way, the sugar thermometer will be your new best friend as you learn to take sugar up to molten temperatures to create your favourite hard sweeties of yesteryear - Toffee, Nut Brittle, Rhubarb & Custard Sweets, Rock, Sherbet Dips - all the old favourites are here.

About the Author

Angel Adoree was the outstanding character of this year's 'Dragons' Den' on BBC Two. She has grown up with great determination, a skill for creativity and has taught herself strong business acumen - she ticked all the boxes with the dragons and became the face of the series. She was offered GBP 100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis to develop her website and to buy a shop-property for her business, The Vintage Patisserie - http://www.vintagepatisserie.co.uk Angel's eye for beautiful things started at a young age, and by the age of thirteen she was buying fur jackets, jewelled bags and glamorous hats and soon had her friends begging her to dress them. A market stall followed and when the stall couldn't quell the tide of treasure, Angel moved to a big converted school house in Bethnal Green. It was here in 2001 that the launch of 'The Vintage Experience' took place, where Angel opened her doors to her devotees and revealed rail upon rail of vintage delights, and offered advice and hand picked gems that were just right for her clients - as well as providing them with delicious cakes! The Vintage Experience lasted for seven years and invitations were very sought after! When this brand could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie was born. Angel has shown that you can make your dreams a reality with a bit of hard work, lots of dedication and plenty of passion. With the ongoing success of The Vintage Patisserie the world is Angel's oyster...or rather her cupcake!

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Book Info

Publication date

4th November 2013

Author

Angel Adoree

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Mitchell Beazley an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Categories

Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft

ISBN

9781845338329

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