Happy National Dessert Day!
Toffee Apples for Halloween
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
These black Poison toffee apples are the ultimate wickedly sinister Halloween treat and will make an excellent centerpiece.
Servings: 6 -12 apples
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups water
1/2 cup liquid glucose/light corn syrup
few drops of black gel food coloring
6 Granny Smith apples or 12 small apples (Ensure your apples are fresh and haven’t been waxed)
Grease a piece of baking paper and place on a tray/baking sheet.
Insert bamboo skewers in all the apples and set aside.
In a medium pot, combine the sugar, water, glucose/corn syrup, and food coloring and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture feels smooth when you rub it between your fingers.
When the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up and wash the sides of the pot down with a pastry brush dipped into clean water to prevent crystals from forming.
Allow the caramel to boil until it reaches the hard crack stage (150°c/310°F on a candy thermometer).
Carefully dip the apples into the hot candy mixture and place on the baking paper to set and cool for approximately an hour before serving.
Little Devils Meringue Cookies
Color Right Performance Color System ((see Colors Tinted below))
Basic Meringue Cookies
2 cups needed Royal Icing Recipe
1/4 cup Meringue Powder
1/2 cup water
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 needes Tip: 2A
Decorator Brush Set
14 x 20 in. Jumbo Aluminum Cookie Sheet
12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags
Step 1: Colors tinted
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint meringue cookie recipe in the following shade:
Crimson: Meringue Cookie Recipe + 60 C
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint royal icing in the following shade:
Neutral Black: 2 cups white royal icing + 70 BK
Step 2: Prepare pan. Trace 1 1/2 in. dia. circles, 1 in. apart, on parchment paper. Place paper face down on cookie sheet.
Step 3: Bake cookies. Tint meringue following color formula above. Prepare two decorating bags with tip 2A. Use a decorating brush to brush crimson color up sides of one bag. Fill both bags with tinted meringue. Pipe pull-out dots into circles. Bake and cool cookies following recipe directions.
Step 4: Decorate cookies. Tint royal icing following color formula above. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 12 and fill with black royal icing. Pipe pull out dot horns on sides of meringue cookies. Let set 1-2 hours.