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Mrs Beeton's homemade sweetshop: our favourite sweets to make, give and enjoy

Mrs Beeton's homemade sweetshop: our favourite sweets to make, give and enjoy

Beeton, Mrs. (Isabella Mary), 1836-1865, author; Baker, Gerard (Food historian), author

As a nation, there is no denying that we have a sweet tooth - and classic treats such as sherbet fruit drops, Everton toffee, vanilla fudge and chocolate honeycomb, have stood the test of time. 'Mrs Beeton's Homemade Sweetshop' is an illustrated recipe book for the home cook, packed with delicious sweet treat ideas for any occasion. All of the recipes have been drawn from Mrs Beeton's original 'Book of Household Management' meaning that we can all recreate a little bit of Victoriana in our own kitchens

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Isabella Beeton & Gerard Baker
ISBN: 0297870874, 9780297870876
Physical Description: 208 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 22 cm
Subject: Candy.; Food and Drink.
Alternative Title: Homemade sweetshop

Author note

Isabella Mary Beeton was born in London in 1836 and grew up in a household of 21 children. Her style, imparting information as clearly as possible, was hugely influential and the enduring popularity of MRS BEETON'S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT is a testament to the quality of her advice.

Gerard Baker is a chef, food writer, broadcaster and historian. He has written extensively for THE TIMES, THE KITCHEN GARDEN and BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE, and has been a specialist food contributor for BBC's national news networks and programmes for over 12 years. He has made numerous television appearances, most notably on the judging panel on Rosemary Shrager's SCHOOLS FOR COOKS and as the food historian to the Hairy Bikers on the MUMS KNOW BEST tour.

Gerard's website can be found at and his Twitter is @gerardbaker1


In this age of healthy living and conscious cookery, this book is an anarchic offering. It is all about sweets - those forbidden but hardly forgotten treats of childhood. With this tome on your shelves they can again become an everyday addition to your diet.
The Lady