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So… Candy Making has HIT YOUR RADAR! Where do you begin when you are eager to learn all about specialty candy making quickly? There are lots of cooking websites with a few candy recipes, a few blogs featuring candy making and lots of How-To Videos on You Tube showing candy making techniques… BUT… finding How to […]

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01 Nov November 01, 2014

Candy Cane Bark

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During the Holidays when you don’t have much time but still want to give a gift a special gift from your kitchen, chocolate bark is the perfect solution and will be a remembered hit with everyone on your gift list. Peppermint or Candy Cane bark is at the top of the wish list of your […]

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25 Sep September 25, 2014

Stages of Cooking Sugar

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Understanding the various stages of cooking sugar is a key factor in candy making. Every candy recipe requires a working knowledge of either CHOCOLATE or SUGAR or both! Once you know the 6 stages of cooking sugar: thread stage, soft ball stage, hard ball stage, soft crack stage, hard crack stage and caramelization, you will have […]

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23 Sep September 23, 2014

Roasting Fresh RAW Almonds

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Roasting raw nuts is the key to unlocking amazing flavor. Almonds are probably the most common but roasting RAW Cashews, Pecans and Walnuts brings a whole new level of flavor to all your candy making endeavors. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a jelly roll pan or 9X11 rectangle baking pan Measure 2 pounds RAW […]

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Dipping and in some cases, DOUBLE dipping various foods like cookies, pretzels, cheiires and assorted crackers is a quick, easy and very yummy quick confection. Who wouldn’t like a double stuffed Oreo® Cookie double dipped in premium chocolate? seriously, they are beyond rich and so delicious. The key to a super tasty treat is to […]

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I am always excited to share the world of Gourmet Candy Making. We have created a QUICKSTART GUIDE to GOURMET CANDY MAKING as a way to “check it out” learn a little and get FANTASTIC results right away. ABSOLUTELY FREE this three part Video Series will teach you a lot and give you instant results!   Join […]

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02 Sep September 02, 2014

The Candy Makers Pantry

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Having “everything” you need on hand, before you begin your CANDY MAKING session is VERY helpful. It’s pretty difficult, well actually impossible, to stop the process of making Toffee or Brittle because you suddenly realize you don’t have Baking Soda or enough Butter! The first step in having your most efficient and productive candy making session […]

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Love this demonstration from the kitchens of Callebaut showing quick decortaing techniques using PREMUM chocolate. They touch on a simple way to temper chocolate as well BUT the creative and unique decorating tps are stunning. Callebaut is a FAVORED Premium chocolate in the Gourmet Candy Makers kitchen. It can easily be found online AMAZON.COM  and […]

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04 Aug August 04, 2014

Basics of Candy Making

BASICS OF CANDY MAKING The GOURMET CANDY MAKER is dedicated to helping you become an expert in small batch gourmet candy making at home. From the basics of working with sugar to advanced chocolate techniques, we are your SINGLE online resource for  candy making information, instruction and amazing recipes.

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28 Jan January 28, 2012

Raspberry Chocolate Truffles

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The CLASSIC TRUFFLE is a favorite confection of anyone who loves chocolate.  Adding fresh fruits, chopped nutmeats and/or exotic flavorings extends your truffle variety and allows you to invent your very own flavor combinations. If you have a favorite ganache recipe  or have made Gourmet Candy Maker’s Classic Ganache, here are some variaions that will […]

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