Remember Remember the 5th of November... OK so its the 7th but you know where I'm going with this. Fireworks, sparklers, toffee apples for the kids and a glass of wine for the adults. Much fun and loveliness with very little effort, my idea of a good night.
Toffee Apples can be bought but are very easy to make and living up to my reputation I did just that.
Difficulty level easy peasy
Cost 40p each
Great for Bonfire night
Make time 40 mins
What you need
225g demerara sugar
1/2 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp golden syrup
Dissolve the sugar in the water in a saucepan over a moderate heat. When the sugar has fully dissolved, stir in the vinegar, syrup and butter. Bring to a boil and cook without stirring until it reaches 138C. If you have a sugar thermometer this is easy to measure, if not drop a bit of the toffee mixture in a cup of cold water and if it hardens into a ball then it's reached cracking point - all this should take about 10 mintues of boiling.
In the meantime pierce each apple with a wooden stick. When the toffee is ready, dip each apple into the hot toffee turning the apple around so it gets fully covered.
Leave to to harden on a baking tray lightly buttered.
Another Bonfire night essential are Hula Hoops in order to get perfect Hula monsters!
Bye for now CM xxx