About this recipe:The perfect treat for Guy Fawkes night. Juicy apples are dipped into a sugar syrup and allowed to set. The brittle crunch of the toffee, goes exceedingly well with the sweet, crisp apple interior.
Makes: 15 toffee apples
400g caster sugar
350g golden syrup
8 drops red food colouring (optional)
Method Prep:10min › Cook:30min › Ready in:40min
Lightly grease a few baking trays. Insert lollipop sticks into the whole, stemmed apples.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, golden syrup and water. Heat to 149 to 154 degrees C or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat and stir in food colouring.
Holding the apple by its stick, dip in syrup and remove and turn to coat evenly. Place on prepared trays to harden.
Easy, quick and simple. Had some trouble where I forgot to switch off the hob. Toffee burnt and the alarm went off. Hard to wash burnt toffee off! Believe me. I had to use a calulator and some maths skills to figure out how to make a certain amount of the toffee apples. - 08 Oct 2011