Homemade toffee apples…
400g caster sugar
4 tables spoons golden syrup
1teaspoon of vinegar
Dip the apples in boiling water to remove any waxy finish
Dry the apples
Push in sticks
Heat the caster sugar and water for 5min until smooth
Add in the golden syrup and vinegar
Leave to boil for around 5 – 8 mins (bubbles will appear, don’t panic, don’t stir)
To test when ready pour a small amount into cold water, if it is ready it will harden straight away, and you will be able to break the toffee, if it’s soft continue to boil
Immerse each apple individually taking care to cover the entire apple using the stick
Stand aside on parchment paper to cool and harden
Wrap in cellophane tie with string or ribbon, I like raffia..and voila really pretty looking delicious treats which are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
My dad said he remembered a lady in his street making them when he was a small boy and handing them out to all the kids! It was a real treat all those years ago!