Perfect Toffee Apples
Makes: 15 toffee apples
- 15 apples
- 400g caster sugar
- 350g golden syrup
- 350ml water
- 8 drops red food colouring (optional)
- lollipop sticks
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
far too runny would not set, too much water i think. What a disappointment. - 05 Nov 2013
How long do you boil it for as this one was too runny and it rolled off the apple and made a square block on the bottom of the tray - 23 Jul 2013