Saturday, 5 November 2016

Homemade Toffee Apples

Everyone knows toffee apples are the perfect autumnal treat and they're always a guaranteed crowd pleaser. This recipe couldn't be any quicker or easier too. You can decorate them with nuts or sprinkles or anything you desire if you wish, but I love them just as they are.
  • As many apples as you would like (this mixture will cover 8)
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

Place the apples in a large bowl, then cover with boiling water. This will remove the waxy coating and help the caramel to stick. (However, I skipped this step due to picking these apples straight from a tree, so only necessary if using shop bought apples.) Dry thoroughly and twist off any stalks. Push a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple.

Lay out a sheet of baking paper ready for when you've coated your apples. Pour the sugar into a pan along with 100ml water and set over a medium heat. Cook for 5 mins until the sugar dissolves, then stir in the syrup. Place a sugar thermometer in the pan and boil to 150C or the 'hard crack' stage.

Working quickly and carefully, dip and twist each apple in the hot toffee until covered, let any excess drip away, then place on the baking paper to cool and harden. Leave the toffee to cool before eating. They will last a while so can even be made up to 2 days in advance to save time.


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