Sunday, 8 November 2009

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
110ml water
1/2 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp golden syrup
25g butter
6 Apples
Wooden skewers

How to:
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

Jo Holland said...

Those toffee apples look fabulous! I'll be bookmarking that one for next year.
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