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Topic # 142697 21-Mar-2014 07:05
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Any good tips for making toffee apples?

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  Reply # 1010398 21-Mar-2014 08:42
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The toffee apples like you used to get at fun fairs ?

http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/9184/red-toffee-apples.aspx



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  Reply # 1010404 21-Mar-2014 08:51
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yep thats correct, for a fun fair. I understand they can be a little tricky when making them and also storing.

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  Reply # 1010408 21-Mar-2014 09:07
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My mother used to make them quite often, and as far as I remember they aren't that difficult to make, although it can be easy to burn the toffee and it is of course VERY hot, so keep little kids away. I'm not sure how long they keep - it certainly was not long in our house. :-)

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  Reply # 1010466 21-Mar-2014 10:54
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Get a sugar thermometer to take the guesswork out of your toffee.

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  Reply # 1010470 21-Mar-2014 10:58
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Or drop a sample of the toffee into cold water, if it sets hard then it is good to go. At least thats what I think we did about 45 years ago when I last made them.

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  Reply # 1010479 21-Mar-2014 11:14
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kiwitrc: Or drop a sample of the toffee into cold water, if it sets hard then it is good to go. At least thats what I think we did about 45 years ago when I last made them.

That's what I call guess work. I prefer to boil my sugar to a temperature, 150C for hard crack.

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  Reply # 1010481 21-Mar-2014 11:16
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kiwitrc: Or drop a sample of the toffee into cold water, if it sets hard then it is good to go. At least thats what I think we did about 45 years ago when I last made them.

That's what I call guess work. I prefer to boil my sugar to a temperature, 150C for hard crack.


Yeah but it never failed :)

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  Reply # 1010579 21-Mar-2014 13:36
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bazzer: ... for hard crack.


The toffee or your teeth?? ;-)



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  Reply # 1010924 22-Mar-2014 07:19
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First attempt went well-thanks to all the posts

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  Reply # 1010966 22-Mar-2014 10:24
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Why ruin good toffee by involving fruit?!





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  Reply # 1010979 22-Mar-2014 11:19
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or vice versa...


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  Reply # 1011021 22-Mar-2014 12:23
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howienz: First attempt went well-thanks to all the posts


Where's our free samples?? ;-)



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  Reply # 1011072 22-Mar-2014 16:48
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  Reply # 1011107 22-Mar-2014 19:08
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ilovemusic: or vice versa...



No can't be as there is no such thing as good fruit!







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  Reply # 1011194 22-Mar-2014 23:40
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Ready for the school fair tomorrow...

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