Recipe submitted by chchGIRL on December 11th, 2006
Toffee apples are a great idea for the local school fete or your kids birthday party.Prep time: 5 minutes
8 smaller red apples
1 1/2 cups of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1/2 cup water
6 drops of red food colouring
8 lollypop sticks (or use chop sticks cut in half)
1. Wash apples and dry throughly. Remove any stalk and push stick into the centre of each apple.
2. In a heavy-based saucepan place the sugar, water and vinegar and heat gently for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Turn up the heat and boil vigorously for approximately 8 minutes until the toffee just starts to turn golden. Test to see if the toffee is going to set (every minute after 6 minutes) by getting a small amount on a teaspoon and dribbling into a glass of cold water. When the threads are hard, it's ready.
4. Remove from heat and add food colouring. Dip in the apples into the toffee and twirl each apple to make sure it is well coated and the excess drips off. Place the toffee apple on grease proof paper to cool. Note this step is not good for young children as the hot toffee mixture can be very dangerous.
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