Happy bonfire night! I hope you’ve had a good evening. I spent the night sat on a hill wrapped up in my winter woollies, watching the fireworks and drinking hot chocolate. Yum! To get in the mood for bonfires and sparklers, I made some toffee apples, and here’s how I did it.
Ingredients: 500g sugar, 5 tablespoons of golden syrup, and some apples!
Step 1: Put the golden syrup and sugar in a pan on a medium heat with 100ml of water, and stir regularly.
Step 2: Whilst the sugar and syrup are dissolving, dip the apples in a pan of boiling water to make them less waxy (this makes the toffee stick better) and then leave them to dry.
Step 3: To check whether the toffee is done, spoon a little bit into a bowl of cold water. If it’s done, the toffee will turn hard in the water. Be careful though, the toffee won’t harden straight away, so check on it a couple of minutes after you’ve spooned it into the water! The first time I did this, I burnt the toffee because I was too over-enthusiastic and put it on too high a heat.
Step 4: Put a stick into the apples (I used forks because I’m a poor student, but they’re much less aesthetically pleasing) and then dip your apples into the toffee and swirl around. I left my apples on greaseproof paper to set.
Step 5: Eat your toffee apples!
I had some toffee left after I’d dipped all my apples, so I went a bit crazy and dipped a lot of other things in toffee… the toffee orange was the definitely the nicest. I also made flapjack with the toffee and some oats which was yummy