• Description:

    Use this Tasty Toffee Apple recipe to make the treat that can keep the family busy and puts a smile on their faces. Just be careful with the hot caramel syrup! Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 12

  • Ingredients:

    12 apples (fairly small)
    12 sosatie skewers or ice cream sticks
    800 g sugar

    375 ml water
    250 ml golden syrup

    15 ml red food colouring
    Buttered wax paper

  • Method:

    1. Wash and dry apples.
    2. Insert a sosatie skewer into the stalk-end of each apple.
    3. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat slowly.
    4. Stir continuously to dissolve all the sugar crystals before the mixture comes to the boil. (Remove all the sugar crystals on the sides of the saucepan with a wet brush).
    5. Add golden syrup.
    6. Boil until just before the hard crack stage (145 ºC).
    7. Stir occasionally, otherwise the syrup will crystallise.
    8. Add the colouring and mix.
    9. Remove the saucepan from the stove and place into a larger saucepan with enough boiling water to reach halfway up.
    10. Return to the stove and reduce the heat so that the water in the outer pan only just boils.
    11. Dip the apples in the syrup, coating them well.
    12. Allow most of the syrup to drip back into the saucepan.
    13. Dry the skewered apples slightly by gently turning them back and forth.
    14. Place on buttered wax paper and allow to dry completely.

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