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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

toffee apples

We made toffee apples last week as part of our "a" work.
Well actually I did most of it because it was too hot for the little ones to handle.
But they enjoyed sticking the paddle pop sticks in and eating them.
I found the recipe in a cooking magazine while looking for some inspiration for cooler weather meals.
It was relatively easy.
I halved the recipe as I only wanted to do 6 one for each child, but there was actually enough toffee for 9.

Toffee Apples

12 small red apples
paddle pop sticks
3 C sugar
1 1/2 C water

Put sticks into apples and place on a tray with baking paper.
Over low heat stir sugar and water until sugar dissolved- do not let boil.
When sugar is dissolved increase heat to medium high and bring to boil and let boil for 35-45 minutes until it reaches 150C/300F on sweet thermometer- DO NOT STIR!
Turn off heat and wait until bubbles disappear about 30 seconds, dip apples in toffee until coated and put on tray until set.
If you wish to add colouring do so when the sugar dissolves.

These were fun and easy to make- I might consider making them for a birthday party in the future.

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