Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY toffee apples.

  The planning continues for Nancy's 1st birthday party. Yes, I realise it's only a birthday party and she won't remember it but it's a special one! I've already made these chocolate & sprinkles strawberries and next on the list is toffee apples. The theme is Cowboys & Indians so I decided to get a little creative with this treat for the party. Here's what I did:

 First I washed and dried 8 small apples and inserted wooden skewers halfway through the centre of the apples. Next, I combined 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a saucepan and heated it until it was boiling.

 Then I let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes. To check if the toffee had set, I took a teaspoon of the mixture and dropped it into a glass of cold water. If the mixture is set it will be hard and will crack when tapped with the back of the spoon.

 Here's the tricky bit, I removed the saucepan from the heat and dipped the apples in, one by one, tilting the saucepan to cover the apples. Then I rotated the apples and let them drain a bit, placed them on greaseproof paper to cool and harden. Be very careful with the mixture at this stage as it is very hot. I had a close one!

 Lastly, using twine, I wrapped different coloured feathers around the tops of the skewers to make them fit in nicely to my Cowboys & Indians theme.

Not the easiest DIY but they can be made the night before as they'll keep for up to two days. A perfect party or Hallowe'en treat.

5 comments :

  1. oh, how yummy! i must make something like this very soon! fall is the best time of the year!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Fall is definitely the best! Thanks for stopping by Lindsey :) Had a peek at your blog, love the name, outfits and photos :) Cathy x

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  2. Cute DIY!
    Congrats on being shortlisted in the blog awards!
    Hannah :) x

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