I wrote this book in order to learn how to make fudge. I’d always wanted to master this skill (mainly as I love eating fudge) and when I was approached by publishers Spring Hill to write a book about making edible gifts, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try. Cue three burned pans, a LOT of sloppy, rock hard, frankly inedible sugar, and several weeks of trying to make the perfect fudge. Well, I think I’ve cracked it.
Co-written with my mother, cookery writer Diana Peacock, this book shows you how to make a whole range of deliciously naughty treats, either to eat yourself (probably standing over the bowl in the kitchen, with icing sugar all down your top), or to package up in a jar or homemade bag and give as gifts. We make a gigantic batch of chocolate truffles to give as gifts every year, and with some pretty cello bags ordered from the internet and a bit of ribbon, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were shop bought. It’s really easy to do, and lots of fun, especially if the kids get involved with the chocolate, as the temperatures are nice and low.
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Published 20th September 2012, Spring Hill (Little, Brown)