How to Make Toffee Apples
A simple recipe for making toffee apples
- 4 Apples
- 200 g golden caster sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
Cover the apples with boiling water for a few minutes, this removes the waxy coating so the toffee will stick better. Dry the apples, remove the stalks and push a lollypop stick or wooden skewer into the apple.
Add the sugar and 50ml of water to a pan and heat for about 5 minutes stirring gently. The sugar will melt and the two liquids combine.
Stir in the vinegar and syrup.
If you have a cooking thermometer ( we didn't ) boil the sugar mixture to 146C/295F This is called the 'hard crack' stage. You can test whether the sugar is at the correct temperature by dropping a little into a bowl of cold water. If the toffee hardens immediately and can be snapped when removed it is ready.
Very carefully pour the toffee over each apple and leave to harden on a non stick mat or baking parchment.