The Vintage Sweets Book
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This is a mini version of the Vintage Sweets Book (20 x 15 cm). A larger edition of this book is also available. Copy and paste 9781845338329 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 soirée.
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...
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.
Vintage queen Angel Adoree is back with retro recipes, styling tips and advice to help you create a spectacular range of vintage sweets in your own kitchen, with sweet-inspired cocktails to provide the perfect accompaniment.
About the Author
Angel Adoree is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era. Delivering music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. It has created unforgettable tea parties for famous clients including Paul Smith CBE, Myleene Klass, and Kim Jones to name but a few!
Angel was the outstanding character on BBC Two's series 'Dragons' Den'. 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.
Angel's eye for beautiful things started at a young age, and by the age of thirteen she was buying vintage clothes and gems. 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 when this brand could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie was born! Angel's business has grown from strength to strength and this year saw the opening for her new East London event space, Vintage Hair Academy and Vintage Hospitality school.
Angel's first book The Vintage Tea Party Book was shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011 for Food Book of the Year.