help yourselves

to a toffee apple!
  1. cover a baking tray with a large sheet of greaseproof paper;
  2. wash and dry 8 apples (I use Pink Ladies!) and insert wooden skewers into their cores;
  3. combine half a cup of water, two cups of white granulated sugar and half a teaspoon of vinegar in a small heavy based pan; bring to the boil (add the food colouring if you're using it);
  4. heat the mixture to 150C (I'm sure you all have a sugar thermometer, don't you) and simmer for about 20 mins;
  5. remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to stop bubbling;
  6. dip the apples, one by one, into the mixture;
  7. rotate each apple so that it is evenly covered in the syrup, let it drain a little then place on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper to cool down and harden. . .
(oh, by the way,
when did you last go
to the dentist


Mel said...

I'm game!!

Ohmygosh, yes.


Definitely pink ladies.


Rimshot said...

sigh...and me having just hopped back on the 'healthy' bandwagon. You wouldn't happen to have a spare apple sans toffee, would you?

Dave said...

Actually I think I could manage a pear today.

I, Like The View said...

Dave I've never heard of a toffee pear, but glad you're feeling better

shot tell you what, you can make them!

Mel YUM!!

Dave said...

You'd better chip the toffeee off mine. Throat is too sore. Also the snog will have to remain on hold for a bit longer. My Gp thinks I have glandular fever.

I, Like The View said...

ooooh. . . the kissing disease. . .


poor you

. . .I went out with a boy who had that, he had to take about three months off work to recover

take care

Mel said...

Oh, poor thing.

(((((((( Dave ))))))))

Seriously, the apples sound wonderful--I'm gonna make me some!

zIggI said...

toffee apples, yum, haven't had one of those since I was a boy of eight!

as my father used to say

dinahmow said...

And song of the day could be(but, hopefully, wont be) Pat Boone's "Wang-dang Taffy Apple Tango."

mig said...

Are you allowed to peel the apples? (Not that my teeth could handle (toothle?) toffee in any form. (mutter mutter mumble)