25th September 2011

Burnt butter brazils.
After buying Hope & Greenwood’s ‘Life is Sweet’ I’ve decided to get more use out of my sugar thermometer. Flicking through the pages, I saw many recipes that I know my grandpa would love so I’ve decided to make him a bag every month or so. 
So far I’ve made these nuts and a 4 Seville oranges worth of candied peel. Despite following the recipe to the letter the candied peel was a complete disaster as they refused to dry out and crystallise. The brazils were only slightly better, the oil from the nuts meant that the sugar slid off during dipping and needed to be drizzled instead.
BOOK VERDICT: Perhaps if the author spent more time testing the recipes than writing amusing asides this would be a much better cookbook!