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This cookbook will make it easy for the average, inexperienced home cook to produce almost any type of food product, from jams and jellies to fruit ices, dried herbs and spices. It offers complete instructions for basic equipment needs, step-by-step procedures for all the processes, and hundreds of recipes.
A complete list of ingredients is included for each recipe, along with instructions for “stacking”–that is, combining different recipes together to produce a fuller selection. For example, one may first make a double batch of strawberry jam, then add some chutney and candied ginger to it.
There also are some suggested uses, such as adding foods to chocolate spreads or putting home-canned cherries in pies.
The author includes some lists of common food ingredients, such as sugar and shortening for pies. She also offers guidance in terms of using skim milk versus 2% milk and evaporated versus condensed milk.