Jen King Jen King
Imagine: Chocolate Mint Meltaways, PB&J Cups, Chai Latte Lollipops, Cherry Cordials, Spicy Pralines, and the cult favorite, Beer and Pretzel Caramels. Yes, you really can make these sublime treats at home thanks to Liz Gutman and Jen King, the classically trained pastry chefs who traded in their toques to make candy. The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen! (Workman Publishing Company, $17.95) is packed with 75 foolproof recipes, full-color photographs, and lots of attitude. The approachable recipes, offbeat humor, and step-by-step photographs remind us that home candymaking is meant to be fun. Gutman and King attended the French Culinary Institute’s pastry program before opening Liddabit Sweets, a candy company based in Brooklyn, New York.