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  1. Boiled Sweets Recipe

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    Boiled Sweets Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    This article was last updated on 20 July 2018

     I've always been interested in traditional confectionery - pretty much all of my life I was on a quest for the perfect sweets, chocolates or bonbons. And I was always fascinated about the process of sweet's making and it was partly the reason why I founded Cocoa & Heart few years back. All those demonstrations at seaside sweet's shops of how to make a stick of rock got me thinking, that perhaps I could have a go myself. And I did - successfully - made several batches of boiled sweets and now you can have a go too, following my step by step boiled sweets recipe tutorial.

  2. American Sweets

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    American Sweets

    If you've recently visited USA and miss all the amazing sweets you've tasted there, you might be searching for where to buy them here in the UK. Or perhaps you've moved to UK from USA and missing your childhood treats. 

    Either way, here is where to buy traditional American Sweets in UK

    Where to buy American Sweets

    Supermarkets

    All major supermarkets seems to have worked out that the general public rather enjoys traditional american sweets and most large supermarkets have designated aisles with American foods.

    On-line shops

    American Sweets

    www.americansweets.co.uk

    American Fizz

    www.americanfizz.co.uk

    Candy Hero

    www.candyhero.com

    Kingdom of Sweets

    www.kingdomofsweets.com

    I'm sure there are many more - do let me know if you have a favourite place to go for your american sweets. And by the way, which one is your favourite?

  3. Traditional Sweets & Chocolate Quiz

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    Traditional Sweets & Chocolate Quiz

    Traditional Sweets & Chocolate Quiz

    The best thing about running chocolate classes and making our own chocolate, is that our work involves a lot of chocolate and sweet tasting! We also love history, so what better way to combine these two together, than by putting together this chocolate quiz.

    So, obviously we can't see into your front room, so we rely on you not to cheat and take this quiz very seriously!!!

    Pen and paper ready, off you go!

    1. What chocolate bar was advertised as during World War II as giving war time volunteers ‘two hours of endurance capacity’?
    2. Which bar was advertised in 1936 with the slogan ‘Don’t be angry, have a bar of chocolate’?
  4. Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

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    This recipe for salted caramel sauce is one of the easiest recipes with sugar I've ever made. And not just that - it's also very versatile - pour it on top of your favourite pudding, ice cream, use it as a filling or just dive in with a spoon!

    There are really just four basic ingredients:

    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 90g salted butter
    • 120ml double cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    And here is what you do to make your salted caramel sauce:

  5. Victorian Sweets

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    As you might know, I've always been fascinated by traditional sweets. Probably because our house is victorian I wanted to dive a little deeper into the history of victorian sweets. 

    In Victorian times, everything seems possible! It was the time for great inventions, connecting the whole countries with new amazing technology (called the steam railways!) and also time for everything proper!