Tis the season for Toffee Apples but don’t they just seem so expensive? Have a go at making your own this year instead.
Makes a dozen
12 eating apples and a lollipop stick for each
350g caster sugar
300ml golden syrup
300 ml water
Optional – red food colouring
Wash and dry apples thoroughly.
Insert lollipop stick through the centre core of each apple.
Heat up water, sugar and golden syrup over a medium heat until it reaches 154°C on a sugar thermometer, remove from heat and, if using food colouring, stir it in now.
Dip and coat each apple into the syrup, coating as evenly as possible. Take care and DON’T be tempted to lick any drips – it’s extremely hot and painful.
Stand each coated apple top-side down on greaseproof paper until the syrup has cooled and hardened.