Candy Hits Cookbook - ZaSu Pitts' Recipes

Vintage 1964 Candy Hits cookbook by actress ZaSu Pitts who played opposite Mary Pickford. She was famous for her chocolate fudge and candy making and capture her recipes in this book to share with all. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 93 pages. Second printing 

Copyright: 1964 

Publisher: Duell, Sloane and Pearce 

Author: Zasu Pitts 

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Description: ZaSu Pitts, the beloved comedienne of motion pictures, stage, and television, was for many years an ardent and highly skilled candy maker. As a young girl, when she first played opposite Mary Pickford, she was famous on the lot for her delicious fudge. In the years following she greatly expanded her repertoire and became increasingly adept in the often delicate art of candy making. When, for example, her experiments in chocolate dipping proved disastrous, she took lessons from the professionals at Los Angeles' famous Farmers' Market until she had mastered the art. 

In this enchanting book, Miss Pitts tells how her hobby grew along with her career, and shares with her readers the tricks of the trade as well as her favorite recipes, which make a wide and varied list, for wherever she went, she exchanged recipes with friends and fans. 

CANDY HITS by ZaSu Pitts includes recipes for: 

  • Chocolate fudge
  • Panocha
  • Molasses taffy
  • Divinity
  • Caramels
  • Hard candies
  • Marshmallows
  • Peanut brittle
  • Pralines
  • Opera fudge
  • Candied grapefruit peel
  • Apricot candy
  • Marzipan
  • Candied flowers
  • and many, many more


Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in very nice condition. Dust jacket has shelf wear and small tears in top and bottom edge. 

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