🎃 Days until Halloween: 1
Welcome to the final episode of my Halloween series. I’ve really enjoyed posting this week, it has definitely put me in the Halloween spirit. Even if I don’t go out tomorrow night, I still feel like I’ve made the most out of the festivity. I even made it a priority to visit Starbucks today when I was out so that I could try their ‘Vampire Frappuccino’, that’s available this week only. But I must admit, it was very overrated. I didn’t even finish it.
So, for the final blog post today, I have made toffee apples. I’ve really been wanting to make these this Halloween, and thought that I could make them this evening and offer them to trick or treaters tomorrow, along with sweets. I remember being offered them once as a kid when I went trick or treating, and I was so excited about them as they were something different to munch on.
The recipe is very similar to the shattered glass cupcakes I posted a couple of days ago. It’s a very easy recipe, but warning, it’s extremely sticky, so I suggest you have the kettle already boiled to pour straight into the empty saucepan. I made quite a mess this evening, but all good… I called my mum haha 🙈
Anyway, without further ado here’s the recipe, and I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween tomorrow.
4tbsp Golden Syrup
Red Food Colouring (Optional)
Preparing the apples:
Briefly dip the apples in boiling water in order to remove the waxy coating, and help the caramel to stick
Begin by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan, and simmer over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Once the water begins to boil, add in the 4tbsp of golden syrup, and stir in the red food colouring.
There are two ways to tell when the mixture is ready. One is by using a food thermometer and waiting for it to reach 150C. Or you can pour some of the mixture into cold water, where it should harden instantly. You can usually tell by eye.
Quickly dip the apples into the toffee and place on baking parchment, then wait for it to cool.