450g/1 lb demerara sugar 225ml/8fl oz water 1 tsp malt vinegar 4 tbsp golden syrup 50g/ 2 oz butter 12 wooden lolly sticks 12 apples
Dissolve sugar into water over moderate heat. when dissolved (approx 10 mins) stir in vinegar, syrup & butter, bring to boil. bubble gently for 15-20 mins until it resembles treacly syrup- test by dropping a little into abowl of water- if ready will form hard ball.
Push lolly stick into base of apple. Dip apple into hot toffee thenplace top side down onto lightly greased tray to cool & set.