Toffee Apples


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A typical Chinese sweet.

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Serves 4.
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Ingredients


1/3 cup golden delicious apples
1/3 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp cornflour
3/4 tbsp baking powder

For the caramel coating
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp oil
3 tsp sesame seeds (til)

Other ingredients
oil for deep-frying

Method
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 colour.
  4. Remove from the heat, add the sesame seeds and mix well.

How to proceed

  1. Mix the plain flour, cornflour 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.
  6. Serve.

Tips
  1. Variation : Toffee Bananas
  2. Proceed as above substituting apples by bananas pieces.
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