Toffee apple season is upon us! I am not a huge fan of the traditional British toffee apple, but when I was in Disney World I tried one of the Mickey candy apples and...it was love at first bite! I thought I'd combine the tradition of a toffee apple in autumn, but with the Disney flavours.
You will need:
Skewers or lollipop sticks
Definitely wash the apples under warm water to get rid of any nasties! After all, who knows what/who touched the apples before you bought them.
Use a double boiler to the toffees over a medium-low heat with two tablespoons of milk; watching to make sure it doesn't burn.
While that is melting, remove any stems form the apples and stab the skewers through the top. You can use whatever you have available for this. I chose bamboo skewers as that is what I had to hand, but lollipop sticks or ice-cream sticks work as well.
Once the toffee has melted down you are ready to dip! You might need to add more milk to the melted toffee to make it thin enough to coat all the apples smoothly. It really just depends on your personal preference. Leave the toffee to cool for a couple of hours; until the toffee has completely set.
Similar to Step Two above, you need to melt the chocolate with a double boiler over a low heat until fully liquified.
Cool the chocolate down a bit before dipping the apple, otherwise the toffee will quickly begin to melt. Let the chocolate set.
Decorate in what ever crazy way you want, or leave plain like I did. I've seen people use chopped nuts, sprinkles or crushed biscuits to decorate theirs.
This does come with a warning: it is a lot of sugar! Eating more than one in a sitting is not advised. It will send you into a sugar overdose that you will still be feeling come Christmas!
Louise x x