Homemade Toffee Apples

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Deviating from Christmas slightly – we still have time to savour the delights of Bonfire Night. My children love Bonfire Night, a chance to be with friends, eat hot dogs, toffee apples and then toast marsh mallows on the campfire. Fingers crossed the weather is crisp and clear.

So here is my recipe for tried and tested Fantastic Toffee Apples. Quick and easy, and totally delicious, bang goes the Christmas diet!

For my Toffee Apples you will need

  • 7- 8 crunchy apples
  • sticks
  • 400g Cator Sugar
  • 1 tea spoon  Vinegar
  • 4 table spoons Golden Syrup

How to do it

  1. You need to clean the waxy coating off your apples, this makes the toffee stick better. Do this by placing your apples in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Then carefully take them out and dry them
  2. Place a wooden stick into each apple
  3. Pour your sugar and water into a pan, cook for 5 minutes approx. – until the sugar has melted.
  4. Add the vinegar and golden syrup, give it a stir
  5. Boil to 140 deg centigrade until the ‘hard crack’ stage is reached, if you have a thermometer then fantastic you will see easily when the temperature is reached, no thermometer dont worry, when you think your toffee is ready take a teaspoonful of your toffee and drop the toffee into a cup of cold water if it is ready it will harden instantly, if not contiue to boil and try again
  6. Once the toffee is ready take each apple and dip and twist in the toffee and the place on a sheet of greaseproof paper, at this point you can add a few sprinkles to decorate
  7. If your toffee starts to harden just heat it up again
  8. Wait until your toffee apples are cool before eating. Your toffee apples will keep for 1- 2 days if kept cool.

Have fun, happy crunching.

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