With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to think of treats. It would, of course, be easy to quickly nip to the shops and buy some sweets, but I think it’s just nice to have something different to offer anybody (ok, nearly anybody) who knocks on your door.
It’s also nice to have some homemade autumnal sweets for guests if you’re planning a party. Autumnal food (as you probably already know by now) is high on my list of favourites. Any autumnal food, really. So, why not combine the best things about the season and offer treats that if not strictly healthy, at least look pretty and natural at the same time as tasting good. Toffee Apples are, of course, a classic. I know, I know, they’re usually bright red. However, taste-wise the red colour doesn’t actually add anything to the apples and since I decided to add cinnamon to the sugar, I felt that the original golden-brown colour was far more suitable. Yes, cinnamon toffee apples, a little like apple strudel on a stick. Well, sort of…
- 1kg demerara sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 15-20 small apples
- 250ml water
- 15-20 branches (short), wood skewers or wood lollipop sticks