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Start your own home candy business with Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner by Peter P. Greweling and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), with recipes like Buckwheat Beehives, Toffee Drops, and Turkish Delight.

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Chocolates and Confections
Formula, Theory, and Technique
for the Artisan Confectioner

by Peter P. Greweling
The Culinary Institute of America

Candymaking is in the midst of a revolution. The public is increasingly hungry for hand-crafted chocolates and confections, heightening appreciation for the work of artisan confectioners who use traditional techniques and fine ingredients.

Now, master confectioner Peter Greweling of The Culinary Institute of America has at last produced the bible of artisan confectionery—a comprehensive guide to the ingredients, theory, techniques, and formulas needed to create every kind of chocolate and confection.

Illustrated throughout with nearly 200 striking full-color photographs and illustrations, Chocolates & Confections provides a comprehensive foundation in confectionery, offering accessible explanations of theory as well as illustrated step-by-step guidance on technique, from tempering chocolate to candying fruit. It also includes helpful charts that pinpoint common candy-making pitfalls and how to avoid them, guides to the best quality chocolate and other all-natural confectionery ingredients, as well as information on packaging and storage.

Chocolates & Confections features chapters on every confectionery type—cream ganache, butter ganache, non-crystalline sugar confections, crystalline sugar confections, jellies, aerated confections, and nut centers—and includes nearly 150 formulas for classic confections, such as marzipan made using fresh almonds, as well as contemporary variations such as Madras, a coconut curry butter ganache. From truffles, butter ganache confections, hard candies, brittles, toffee, caramels, and taffy to fondants, fudges, gummies, candied fruit, marshmallows, divinity, nougat, marzipan, gianduja, and rochers, it demonstrates how to produce world-class confections and provides the in-depth background information candy-makers need to formulate their own signature creations.

 
About the Author

Peter P. Greweling is a professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America and a Certified Master Baker. He has worked as a pastry chef at a number of restaurants, including New York City's Tavern on the Green, and has extensive training in confectionery technology. Greweling was part was part of the CIA faculty team that won the grand prize of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique's New York Culinary Salon in 1996 and 1997.

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at its additional campus for continuing education, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California.

 
  • Chocolates and Confections
    Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner
  • by Peter P. Greweling
    The Culinary Institute of America
  • Wiley 2007
  • Hardcover 388 pages; US $65.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7645-8844-3
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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