Toffee apples


Makes 6

6 apples
6 wooden skewers
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs glucose syrup
½ tsp white vinegar
½ tsp red food colouring

Wash and dry each apple well, then remove the stalks and pierce with a wooden skewer.
Place the sugar, water, glucose, vinegar and colouring into a pot over low heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat and simmer until 150°C or hard crack stage (if you don’t have a sugar thermometer, drop a little of the syrup into some cold water, if it turns brittle immediately, it’s ready).
Fill a large bowl with ice water.
Remove the syrup from the heat and dip the apples in, to coat, then dip into the bowl of ice water to set the sugar.
Place onto a well-oiled baking tray to set completely