Home made sweets

Home made sweets make a very special present for any occasion. The following can be made with very little equipment and can look exceptionally professional with just a little practice and some care. They also make an ideal gift for fund raising an imaginative alternative to a madiera sponge.

  • Marzipan fruit, marzipan stuffed dates, toasted marzipan, cherry and marzipan, chocolate dipped.
  • Jujubes
  • Butterscotch
  • Fudge
  • Chocolate and nut fudge.
  • Fruit fondants.
  • Chocolates with a variety of centres.
  • Marsh mallows
  • Turkish delight
  • Nougat
  • Noisette cups
  • Truffles

Equipment needed:-

  • Rolling pin
  • dipping fork, (not essential)
  • Sugar thermometer
  • Heavy based saucepan, fixed base shallow baking pan, 
  • Sweet paper cases and foil cases
  • Straining cloth or fine sieve
  • A marble work surface is ideal ( a piece from a monumental mason is often readily available) but a metal baking sheet can be used wood surface is not suitable.
  • Long handled spatula x 2
  • pastry brushes x 2
  • Rice paper for nougat.
  • A metal scraper is useful.

You are now all set……

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