Toffee Apples

Toffee Apples

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  • 12 medium sized apples
  • 6 oz 150 g golden syrup
  • 12 oz 300 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 oz 25 g butter
  • 1/4 pint 150 ml water
  • 1 tsp 5 ml vinegar


  • Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Remove the stalks and push a wooden skewer into the stalk end of each apple.
  • Put all the other ingredients into a large, heavy saucepan and stir over gently heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and cook briskly until 290 F degrees (143 C) or until a drop in cold water will snap cleanly.
  • Dip each apple into the toffee and twist to coat completely. Dip in cold water to set on outside and stand the apples on a greased tray.
  • *** Toffee apples should be wrapped if they are not going to be eaten immediately as toffee goes sticky on expire to the atmosphere.


Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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