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Sweets Made Simple [Kindle Edition]

Miss Hope
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Confectioners extraordinaire, Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood take us on a fun-filled romp through their obsession with sweets in this official tie-in to their BBC2 primetime series.

Kitty and Mark show how easy it is to make mouthwatering traditional and modern sweets, including English Butter Toffee, Leather Roll-ups, Fruit Lolly and Sherbet Dip, Popcorn and Peanut Butter Fudge, Gin and Tonic Truffles, Baked Pear Crisps, Salted Caramel Seashells and Black Forest Fudge.

This beautifully designed and fully photographed cookbook offers over 80 simple recipes – including all the recipes from the BBC series - from quick and easy sweets for kitchen novices to quirky delights and grown-up after-dinner treats.

With plenty of advice on techniques, ingredients and equipment, Sweets Made Simple will encourage everyone to join in the joy of making sweets and indulge in quality homemade confectionery.

Includes brand-new recipes and previously published classic recipes.

Product Description

Book Description

Simple sweets and traditional treats from Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood’s brand new BBC TV series.

About the Author

Growing-up in the north east of England, Miss Hope developed a love of sweets. Her childhood sweet shop was a treasure cave of treats and her student days were fuelled by her favourite confections. Thus it was only a matter of time before Miss H dragged Mr G away from his well-paid job to open two sweet shops of their own in the delightful toon of London. Their shelves heave with traditional fare but Miss H and Mr G have also set about inventing sweets with new flavours for a whole new generation of sweet lovers.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 56523 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (31 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849908230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849908238
  • ASIN: B00M2P2A2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful and inspiring book with clear and straightforward instructions.
Having never made sweets before, I have been really happy with how well my mango truffles and fudge for cheats turned out, both in terms of taste and presentation. There is a great mix of recipes to appeal to all tastes from the traditional favourites like turkish delight and peanut brittle to some new and interesting ideas like rosehip iced gems and gingerbread latte fudge.
Roll on next weekend for limoncello creams and cherry almond nougat!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious! 13 Aug. 2014
Another gorgeously witty cookbook from Hope and Greenwood - the kind you can enjoy reading even if you never cook a thing! However, so far I can personally recommend the salty Seashell Caramels, the Popcorn Espresso Macchiato Balls, the Gingerbread Latte fudge, and of course the English Almond Butter Toffee (the George Clooney of toffees). Next on my list: their Tequila Chillies...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for all ages 4 Sept. 2014
Love the idea of making frivolous sweets and then scoffing them. I'd made the coconut ice recipe from the web page and that was delicious (I did make it in my mixer worried that I might bust it, could not have done it by hand) I watched the TV episodes back to back when I discovered them and just had to buy the book. It was a good price on amazon. It's quirky but I was a little disappointed Eg the peppermint creams are made with shop bought fondant icing when this is fairly easy to make. But I am sending off for some peppermint oil! If you have kids and like baking this would be fun and useful. There's even a no cook fudge, useful for the very nervous around boiling sugar.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
By Dmajam
This a well written and illustrated book. However, I was really looking forward to this new book, and, I was very disappointed to find that a lot of the recipes, were from their previous books I have, Miss Hope's Chocolate box and Life is Sweet. So if you have these books, be prepared as there is repetition on a lot of the recipes. I would recomment this book, if you haven't bought their earlier ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All cook books should be funny! 13 Dec. 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book! The writing style and the sidebars are funny and made me giggle! (all cook books should be funny!) The instructions are clear and concise. I also bought a sugar thermometer with it and I'm glad I did because even tho you can do it with out one (there are tips in the front of the book) it makes life so much easier.

My two tips for this book are: read the stuff at the front of the book before you start, normal cook books this preamble is mostly just chefs saying "look at me I'm great" but the tips for dealing with hot sugar, cleaning your pans and storage etc really are invaluable. The second thing I'd say is learn patience, (and learn how to read a sugar thermometer) and watch your sugar, things tend to happen really slowly until you turn you back and WOOSH! the temp shoots up and you have the worlds hardest fudge! So far I've made marshmallows, fudge and some other chocolatey bits and they were all delish!

If you need me I'll be over here in a sugar coma!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 16 Aug. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book caught my eye when I first saw it advertised. I love sweets, but I never thought it would be so simple to make lollipops, truffles, toffee and more. This is a great book at a good price so do get it!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Loved the TV series and it inspired me to buy the book as it did all look so easy to do and so delicious. The book is hugely amusing to read but the recipes, in my opinion, leave an enormous amount to be desired. Full of enthusiasm I decided to make a selection of sweets to give as Christmas presents - and am fervently wishing I hadn't thought of the idea! I planned cooking days doing 8 different recipes and none of them was quite right;. Either the quantities given are way, way off or it just doesn't work at all. I tried a fudge and it wouldn't set; resorted to internet to see if I could save it and gleaned that fudge should be simmered at temperature for about 15 mins, not just brought up to the temperature. The recipe instructions, whilst not entirely off on this, are unclear on what to do. So started again - waste of money on duplicate ingredients - and although I most carefully followed the instructions again but with my added knowledge from the internet to simmer longer yet the resulting fudge is still soft, only just set, and certainly couldn't be broken into pieces as Miss Hope instructs. If it were one recipe that was unsuccessful I'd accept that not everything turns out right but I've tried many different ones now and haven't had a complete success on any of them. I'm not an experienced sweet-maker but I am a pretty experienced all-round cook so know a bit of what I'm doing and the book is, after all, called Sweets Made Simple - so the recipes should be just that. The book is fun to read but that's about all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars do the recipes all work 20 Sept. 2014
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The book looks great fun, but do the recipes all work - I've got a pan of liquidy sugar mix (the penuche fudge) and it clearly isn't going to set. Instructions say to bring to 103 degrees then taken straight off heat - is it missing a stage, should you then keep it simmering? The other fudges seem to cook for 10-15 minutes before being taken off. Annoying!!
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