Homemade toffee apples
- 8 apples
- 400g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 40g unsalted butter (optional)
- 6 drops of red food colouring (optional)
Remove the wax coating on your apples and place them in a bowl.
Cover the apples in boiling water. After 30 seconds remove the apples and remove the stalks and place the apples on a wooden skewer.
To make the toffee, pour the sugar into a saucepan. Add 100ml water and set over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then add the golden syrup and vinegar. Use a spoon to pour a little toffee into a bowl of cold water. When it's ready it will harden instantly. If the toffee is still soft, continue to heat.
Carefully and quickly pick up each apple using the stick and dip it into the toffee. Rotate each apple in the hot toffee until fully covered, drain for a few seconds then place onto baking paper with the sticks facing up and vertical.
Leave to cool, then enjoy!