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100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: HOMEMADE CANDIES [Kindle Edition]

Kirsten Anderberg
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This book contains home-made candy recipes which are 100 or more years old, but can still be made today. The recipes date from 1885-1908, and include recipes from the author's great-grandmother in addition to archival recipes from books and newspapers. The author has an MA Degree in History and includes candy history, trivia and cooking tips with regards to candy throughout the book. Unusual recipe details include things like the recommendations of melting grated chocolate for dipping over a teakettle, dipping nuts into chocolate with a thin knitting needle and testing candy on snow. Discussion of the lack of modern refrigeration during this time period is also included. These recipes hark of an older day, but read like a health food cookbook nowadays, due to the lack of artificial ingredients and use of wholesome, pure foods to make old-fashioned candy. “For homemade candies, use pure materials and good fruit. Enough of earths and starch and decayed fruits are bought in the cheap candies of the stores.” – The Housewife’s Library, 1885

This book includes 85 candy recipes, including Butterscotch Candies, Lemon Drops, Horehound Candy, Everton Taffy, Christmas Bonbons, Fondant, Cream Candies, Coconut Creams, Maple Creams, Chocolate Creams, Fruit Creams, Maple Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Brown Sugar Fudge aka Pinoche, Vanilla Caramels, Maple Caramels, Coffee Caramels, Chocolate Caramels, Ginger Candy, Honey Candy, Molasses Candy, Peppermints, Candy Canes, Lemon Taffy, Butter Taffy, Peanut Brittle, Almond Candy, Candied Nuts, Southern Pralines, Popcorn Balls, Candied Fruits, Orange Sticks, Orange Caramels, Crystalized Fruits, Stuffed Dates, Date/Fig Candy, Orange Chips and Crystalized Grapes.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 135 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Publisher: Kirsten Anderberg (16 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MAZZ4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #686,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Homemade candies 4 Jun. 2013
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a good all round book for candy making . kids love it and ask Nanna can we make sweeties for friends lol knowing they do not get beyond the door
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4.0 out of 5 stars Historical persective with historical recipes 2 Oct. 2012
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Author Pearson Anderberg has presented an extensive extensive collection of historical recipes in her cookbook 100 year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Homemade Candies.

The author starts the book with the historical perspective of candy making and describes some of the techniques in history behind it. She also provides the explanation behind the measurements for example c. equals cup or t equals teaspoon. The cookbook is written in non-standard recipe format. The recipes are written more like what you would see 100 years ago where the ingredients list and text were often written in a combined fashion. She also lists the different stages of candy making, for example, the numerical equivalent for thread stage or caramel stage.

There is no active table of contents making navigation a bit difficult but not insurmountable. Some of the recipes you will find in this cookbook include:

Bonbon Base
Christmas Bonbons
Basic Fudge
Brown Sugar Fudge
Candy Canes
Popcorn Balls
Orange Sticks

Recommend with caveats given.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not uniform 2 July 2013
By K. Sullenger - Published on Amazon.com
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Although the recipes are feasible, and like recipes I have seen before, there is poor uniformization. Recipes use different forms of measurements from recipe to recipe, such as weighing sugar as a pound for one recipe but measuring in cups for the next. I like that it holds to the traditional recipe, but author should have "translated" recipes so they all follow one form of measurement. It seems things were just copied into a paragraph form from sources. A waste of money, all these recipes are free domain.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars looking at old time cooking 8 Dec. 2012
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I am a advid cook Always looking for new recipes, the older the better. I have found a few recipes that I have tried and they are great. With some of the measurments I had to research to get the amounts. I found the directions humorus in some of the recipes. Loved it and am recomending it to all of my friends who love to cook..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 18 Dec. 2012
By Gypsy - Published on Amazon.com
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All of the wonderful goodies my grandma used to make, and just in time for Christmas! A brief history of candy making plus chapters on hard candy, chocolate creams and fondonts, fudge, caramels, taffy, candied nuts, popcorn, and candied fruits and flowers. I had all of the ingredients for southern pecan pralines on hand, so I had to whip up a batch. I'm munching on them as I type, and boy are they good! I download the book hoping to find a divinity recipe for the holidays, and that was one recipe that was not included... but with all the wonderful recipes that are, I am far from disappointed. I highly recommend it. Happy holidays to all, I'm off to make some peanut brittle!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Specific 7 Oct. 2013
By Joanna Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm very glad I got this book free. It might be wonderful in print but, an e-cookbook without a searchable index is next to useless.
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