Easy to make, scrummy to eat and one of you’re 5 a day what more could you want? This weeks “things we love” is all about making your own toffee apples. This is one for some grown up supervision as the toffee (sugar syrup) gets very hot but don’t worry there’s plenty for the little ones to get involved with. Read on for some fab twists on the traditional toffee apple.
You will need:
15 nice eating apples
400g caster sugar
350g golden syrup
8 drops of red food colouring
Cooking thermometer if you have one
parchment paper (pre wipe with some butter)
What you need to do:
Insert the sticks into your apples
In a medium saucepan (over a medium-high heat) melt the sugar with the golden syrup and water. Heat until 149-154 degrees C (if you don’t have a thermometer heat until a small amount dropped into cold water forms hard and brittle threads).
Remove from the heat and add the food colouring
Holding each apple by its stick dip in the sugar syrup and coat evenly, roll in any toppings at this stage then place on the buttered parchment to harden
Now for the twist. Upgrade your apple with some yummy additions, here are our MC Top 5 Toffee Apple Twists – have fun!
Add some chopped nuts, things like almond flakes, pistachios and crushed peanuts work well.
Increase your 5 a day by rolling your apple in raisins or other dried fruit. Chop into small pieces first to be sure they stick.
Add some sparkle
We all love a bit of sparkle so why not add some glitter sprinkles or sprinkle stars.
Ditch the sugar and go chocolate mad
You can of course completely ditch the sugar coating and use chocolate instead. Just melt your favourite brand and dip your apples in, toppings are optional, if you are looking for some inspiration try adding creamy fudge pieces as well – yum!
Go half and half
Not just for high street pizza chains, go half and half with any of the toppings above.
Blog by Chloe x