Toffee Apples

Preparation time :: 10 minutes.
Cooking time :: 20 minutes.
Serves :: 4.

A typical chinese sweet.

Ingredients

  • 3 delicious golden apples.
  • 1/2 teacup plain flour.
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour.
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder.
  • For the caramel coating –
  • 1 teacup sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons oil.
  • 3 teaspoons sesame seeds.
  • oil for deep frying.

Preparation.

For the caramel coating

  1. Put the sugar, oil and 2/3 teacup of water in a pan and cook on a high flame.
  2. When the mixture begins to bubble, shake the pan continuously to prevent burning.
  3. Continue cooking and shaking the pan until the syrup is light brown in color.
  4. Remove from the heat, add the sesame seeds and mix well.

How to proceed

  1. Mix the plain flour, corn flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add water and stir into a smooth, thick batter.
  2. Peel, core and cut the apples into bite-size pieces.
  3. Coat the apple pieces evenly with the batter and deep fry in hot oil until golden.
  4. Fill a serving bowl with ice-cubes and cover with water.
  5. Put the fried apples in the caramel syrup and coat evenly. Drain well and plunge into the ice-cubes bowl. Keep for a few minutes till the caramel coating hardens. Drain thoroughly.

Serve.

  • Variation : Toffee Bananas. Proceed as above substituting apples by bananas pieces.

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