Thursday, 27 October 2005

Halloween

When I was working I met a lovely fellow called Robert, Married to Elaine and they have EIGHT Children...As you all know I am retired - but Robert gave me a call last week and invited me and Lyn round for coffee....

So last Friday armed with a map from Auto Route off we went...Now bear in mind Lyn knows the way to Wroxham - but Auto Route shows the shortest Route. HaHa !!!

We visited so many lovely little Villages - didn't even know they exsisted, obviously no one else knew either because there were very few signposts.

Now what would you do, you come to a T Junction - NO SIGN POST - which way shall we go left or right  - Decisions - Decisions...

Anyway we went right....we came to several T Junctions on the way - and just guessed at the way to go... and Lo and Behold all of a sudden Lyn saw a road she recognised - Hooray.

The rest of the journey was easy....Phoned Robert when we arrived in Wroxham, as he wanted to meet us there, to escort us to his house...

After coffee and biscuits we all got chatting, about Halloween - and Elaine wondered if there was anything we could do to help with her Halloween party..She is very much part of "The Helping Hands Residents Association"  if interested visit

www.hhra.org.uk

Good ole Lyn she has good intent and offered to make toffee apples for the event, No problems until she made the first batch of toffee, she got a Scottish recipe off the internet - sounded lovely - Demera Sugar all melted down with golden syrup - but it turned to Sugar Ice...You know what I mean like the little pink and white mice we bought as children to hang on the Christmas tree... It  tasted nice, but not what we wanted.

We knew we had a recipe written in an old cookery book - but where was that book...Searched high and low - had a fabulous time - we spent the afternoon in the book cupboard.....That may sound funny,  but we do have a small room full of books - tapes - video's - etc..we got so side tracked - finding things in there we had  long forgotten about,.... but eventually we found the old book...So with our old tried and tested English recipe - we set to work again - we had forty apples - about 60 chopsticks (for the handles)  And this absolutely wonderful toffee (tasted like werthers originals) lovely and buttery.....

We coated the apples - and let them harden - and then set to wrap them...whenwe had finished Lyn promised me she would not make toffee apples again (until next time)   We had sticky worktops - sticky fingers - but the finished result looked OK and we were pleased with them.....What do you think ?????

Ally

12 comments:

dcmeyer420 said...

May I have one of those candy apples? Pretty please! Ally, they look yummy!!!

sdrogerson said...

I used to love toffee apples - verboten now.
Great photos.
I think  what we call syrup you call treacle
Like turnips to us  are the big yellow ones

labdancer51 said...

mmmm...toffee apples yummy!  Can I have one please?!  I saw some sugar mice last week in the garden cetre store where they have quite a few old fashioned sweets for Christmas,  I must get some!  Take care, :-)

Sandra xxxxx

jeanno43 said...

Oh I used to love Toffee Apples, I am not allowed them anymore, made my mouth water.  You sound like me with the books!

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rachealcarol said...

They look scrumptous Alley, I like their little coats you've put on them. Rache xx

jeadie05 said...

What else did you find in the book cupboard !! Its lovely when you discover treasures youd forgotten you had , those toffee apples look so professional. Ibet they taste good too .............Jan xx

kokoapuffy1 said...

Yummy! Those look really good. Would you mind sharing the recipe?  ~Deborah
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grahamfarmga said...

They look good. I bet it was a big sticky mess.
terrie

lifeseensideways said...

Impressive, nice packing, and they always taste better when they are "real" not shop ones! Kath

funnyface0s0 said...

Oh wow, they look delicious,
Lolly, lolly, lickey, lickey!!!!
Luv Jayne xx
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salemslot9 said...

sounds like a very ambitious project indeed :)
Happy Halloween to you and your family!

onemoretina said...

I absolutely love toffee apples.  Wish I had one right now.  They look yummy !  Tina    http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme