Quidditch Candy Apples | Harry Potter Toffee Apple Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #17)
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This week we're serving up some more Harry Potter sweets that are more magical than Honeydukes!
Let's dive back into Chapter Four - 'At Flourish and Blotts' to see what's next at The Burrow:
"They couldn't use real Quidditch balls, which would have been hard to explain if they had escaped and flown away over the village, instead they threw apples for each other to catch"
An apple a day keeps the Muggles away!
Candy Apples have got to be the most magical fruit-based sweet, and as the boys are using apples to practice Quidditch, I couldn't resist turning one of their 5-a-day into some Wizarding World candy!
Move over Honeydukes! This week we're transforming the classic candy apple into Harry Potter toffee apples - decorated as Quidditch balls! Using different sized apples, the perfect sugar coating recipe and some My Harry Potter Kitchen magic, I'll show you how to make candy apple Snitches, Quaffles and Bludgers!
Which Quidditch Ball Candy Apple would you go for? The Quaffle, Bludger or Snitch?
If you'd like to know how to make toffee apples at home and transform them into Harry Potter sweets then follow the step by step recipe below to create your own homemade candy apples!
Harry Potter Homemade Toffee Apples Butter Recipe Ingredients
(makes four Quidditch Candy Apples - one Quaffle, two Bludgers and one Golden Snitch)
For the homemade candy apple recipe
Fresh apples (large cooking apple for the Quaffle, medium-sized to Bludgers, mini apples for Snitch)
400g granulated sugar
100g liquid glucose (or corn syrup)
For the toffee apple decorations
yellow, red and black food colouring
silver and gold lustre dust
mixing alcohol (or vodka)
50g white candy melts
Toffee Apple Method:
To begin you want to prepare your apples by washing them thoroughly in cold water and then patting them completely dry (Wizard Tip! Use a paper towel to ensure you get them as dry as possible - any excess moisture will stop the candy apple sugar coating from setting!)
Remove the stems and use a sharp skewer to pierce the centre of the apples. be careful not to go all the way through
To make your candy apple coating place a saucepan on a medium-high heat and add in your sugar, glucose and water. (Wizard Tip! Avoid stirring, if you need to help the sugar dissolve, gently swirl the pan). Add in a sugar thermometer and bring to the boil. Keep on heating until it reaches the 'soft crack' stage (140c / 280 F).
Turn off the heat and swirl in your lightest colour first (yellow for the golden snitch). Once you have an even colour, dip the mini apple in, get an even coating and swirl in your hand until it stops dripping. Place on a silicone mat to set.
Add red colouring to the sugar for the quaffle and dip your largest apple in, swirl to get an even coat and set down. Repeat for the bludgers, adding in black and red food colouring, twirl and place down to set.
To decorate the bludgers, make a silver paint with lustre dust and mixing alcohol and paint a swirl around the ball. Leave for a few minutes to dry.
For the Quaffle Candy Apple decoration, make a gold paint with lustre dust and mixing alcohol and paint on the Hogwarts crest. You can then use black food colouring and mixing alcohol to paint contour circles on either side of the Quaffle.
For the Golden Snitch Toffee Apple decoration, melt your white candy melts and pour into a piping bag. Trace your wings on some baking paper and pipe over them, filling in the middle. Leave to set while you make your silver paint and then colour the chocolate wings silver and use edible gold glitter spray to paint the snitch. Once dry, use a little more melted chocolate to the sides of the apple
It took a fair while to perfect this toffee apple recipe - but I was so happy with how they turned out! I'd love to know which one of these Harry Potter Candy Apples is your favourite - and if you recreate them be sure to share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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