Fairground toffee apples
- 4 Grower’s Selection Granny Smith Apples
- 300g Demerara sugar
- 3tbsp Great to Bake Golden Syrup
- 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
- Chopped nuts, to decorate (optional)
Put the apples in a sieve over the sink; pour over a kettle-full of boiling water to remove the wax. Dry with a tea towel. Remove any stalks and insert wooden sticks or skewers. Put on a baking tray, lined with baking parchment.
Heat a large pan over a high heat. When it begins to smoke, add the sugar, syrup and vinegar; reduce to a low-medium heat and swirl the pan to melt the sugar evenly and make a toffee.
Heat for 6-10 mins until it reaches 150C (or drop 1tsp toffee in cold water – if it hardens, it’s ready).
Dip the apples into the toffee until evenly coated then dip into the nuts, if you like. Cool until hard.