- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So we have decided to have toffee apples for our favors for our reception, to go right next to our candy bar! Bit of a sweet theme.
So I thought I would be organised and do a trial run!!
Heres the recipe that im trialed this weekend, it makes 15.
15 small Red Delicious or Pink Lady apples, washed, dried
4 cups white sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons red liquid food colouring
Push a stick into each apple. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Place sugar and water into a heavy-based saucepan over low heat.
Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Stop stirring. Bring to the boil. Using a wet pastry brush, brush away sugar crystals on sides of saucepan above syrup.
Stir in cream of tartar and food colouring.
Reduce heat to low.
Simmer toffee for 20 minutes or until it reaches hard crack stage.
To check if it has reached this stage, add 1 teaspoon of toffee to a glass of ice-cold water. Remove solidified toffee from water and bend it. The toffee should crack easily and not feel sticky. Once toffee is at this stage, remove from heat immediately.
Wait until toffee stops bubbling then dip 1 apple into toffee.
Tip pan on an angle to coat apple in toffee, especially around stick. Place onto prepared baking tray. Repeat with remaining apples. Allow to set at room temperature.
Well ladies, maybe im just a bad chef (i have been known) but my toffee apple experiment.. turned out to be a disaster.
There is no way I will be able to do these without turning into a loony
So i need to find a new favor, preferably basic that I will be able to turn out 200 of them.
The reason I chose toffee apples were that I would able to do them about 2 weeks before and they would still keep fresh.
Any idea ladies about a new favor? preferabbly one where i dont have to cook?