Toffee Apples! – Home made

Brace you Teeth for these!

The simplest treat for any fundraising idea i have ever come across are the great red toffee apples! 🙂

This was my first time making these apples and i believe if you are starting of too this post will be very useful…IMG_20170430_211121This guide will be for 15 apples you plan on making:

You will need:

2 cups white sugar

half tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp of white vinegar

15 green or red apples (i used both)

1 tsp of red food colouring

half cup boiling water

Step 1 – Wash your apples in warm water- this removes the wax found on apples that may later cause the sugar syrup to bubble and not look as squeaky clear as the ones on top!

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Step 2 – Remove the stem on apples if any and use popsicle sticks to insert into the apples. If you don’t have, other alternatives can be bamboo sticks used for grilling or chop sticks.

Step 3 – In this time, place a small saucepan at high temperature on stove (5-point on the basic stoves like i have)

  • place your sugar and cream of tartar in saucepan and pour your water while stirring.
  • as you stir, pour the vinegar and food colouring as well in the mixture. It might take a while before the mixture reaches the boiling point – so a little patience will be required.

Step 4 – When the mixture starts bubbling as it reaches boiling level, reduce heat to 4-point and you may stop stirring. Leave the mixture to boil for 10-15 minutes to thicken.

Take note!  If sugar is heated too high it burns fast and produces an unpleasant brown colour and taste so be very sure of your stove temperature. A good sign is to continuously check if there is not too much steam coming out of the pan as it boils. 

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burnt apple syrup left and correct red colour on the right 😉

Step 5- To check if the syrup has now thickened enough, place cold water in a small cup and pour just a little of the boiling syrup in the cup, use the tip of your fingers to check if it has hardened (syrup in the cold water should not melt in your fingers to the touch, rather becomes hard) if still so, leave syrup boiling for a few more minutes about 5 minutes.

Step 7– Spray an oven pan with cooking oil or manually use your hands to oil pan for the apples so they wont stick and place it on the side before you start to dip apples in syrup.

Step 6– When the syrup is now done after checking the syrup in water, reduce the heat to 1-point, tilt the saucepan and slowly dip each apple sideways and make sure they are well dripped to avoid too much syrup on the base of the apples. Place on the pan.

20170429_194927Please!!! Leave enough space in between the apples so that they dont stick on each other because if they do, you will have difficulty in separating them.

and there you have it! 😉

wait for them to dry before you wrap them in plastic and take them to your sale.


 

For any questions in preparing these you can email me rkuipa@yahoo.com or comment write below and i just might be quick to respond 😉

Thank you for reading!

Peace and Love

Rufaro


 

 

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