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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


You need:

7-8 apples
same amount of long skewers
400 gr sugar
160 gr of corn syrup
175 ml water
red food colouring ( it really depends on the strength of the colouring, but we used 1 teaspoon)

Mix the sugar, corn syrup, water and colouring in a pan and boil it over first medium and then low heat for 25 minutes.  Try not to stir it. Then put the skewers into the apples and dip them (the apples) into the caramel. Let them rest over a silicon mat or greased baking paper - they cool down in a matter of minutes.

This is a bit tricky for children as you have to be very careful with the caramel, which is extremely hot. Mine were disappointed they were not allowed to dip the apples into the caramel.  They were also let down but the fact that under the crunchy candy coat... there was still an apple!