sweet treats app on sale

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 15:00

Have you had a tinker with the frankie magazine app for iPad yet? It's been sitting pretty in the App Store for a little while now, with our Afternoon Tea cookbook taking pride of place on the digital shelves.

If you're more of a jube than a muffin kind of sweet tooth though, you'll be pleased to hear that our Sweet Treats recipe book is now also in the store. With 39 nostalgic how-tos from peanut brittle to mint patties and lollipops, it's a wee bit like downloading a school fete cake stall. (In other words, utterly scrumptious).

For a taste of what's inside, we're giving you a sneaky peek at the easy-peasy sticky apples recipe below. For even more sugary morsels, visit the App Store.

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INGREDIENTS:

8 small red apples, washed and air dried
2 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon red food colouring
8 wooden sticks

METHOD:

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spear a stick into each apple about 2/3 of the way in. Check to see they go in straight.

Over low heat, cook sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Stir until sugar has dissolved and then bring to boil without stirring. (To prevent sugar crystallising, brush down side of pan with a wet pastry brush.)

Add food colouring and cream of tartar and give it a stir.

Reduce heat to low and simmer mixture for 20 minutes or until it reaches 150°C (hard-crack stage). Take off the heat immediately.

When toffee ceases bubbling, dip each apple into the toffee. You can coat an apple evenly by tipping the pan on an angle. Make sure you get lots of sticky stuff around the top of the stick, so it doesn't fall out when you hold it.

Put all sticky apples on to baking trays and set at room temperature. They'll set in about 30 minutes.

Best eaten straight away, but you can store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 24 hours.

Makes 8 apples.

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