During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
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Almost everyone loves candy. This week we received a new book showing how you can make some delicious and unusual candies to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Check out: Candy is Magic: Real Ingredients Modern Recipes by Jami Curl. The author is a candy-maker extraordinaire and the owner of Quin, a popular handmade candy company in Portland. She was recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in food, and Bon Appteit dubbed her “the new Willy Wonka.” In this book she offers more than 200 of her unique and delicious recipes using natural ingredients. You will learn to make things like Chai Tea Lollipops, Cherry Cola Gumdrops, Chocolate Pretzel Caramels, and light-as-air Marshmallows. She begins with the foundations of candy, things like delicious syrups and purees that are the building blocks for many types of treats. Then she shows how to use these to make many unique confections.
The book is filled with delicious looking photographs of many of the treats. The detailed instructions break down each recipe into precise, foolproof steps. She also gives hints to allow you to experiment and come up with your own creations. There are even suggestions on how to utilize your delicious candies for parties and gifts.