Now that the cookbook is all sent off, we have time to look in other directions, while still continuing to make Westerosi dishes. In a break from our usual fare, Chelsea presents this sneak peek at her newest project:
Snow White’s Enchanted Apples
The poisoned apple that Snow White is tricked into eating is the most famous of her evil stepmother’s devious tricks, and perhaps even the most famous fairy tale symbol of all. As all things come in threes, the other two tricks were a too-tight corset, and a poisoned hair comb, neither of which makes good eating… These versions of that apple are not poisonous, but have an appropriately sinister sheen and color. Usually found exclusively at autumn festivals, these are perfect party treats for either of the new Snow White movies coming out in the next few months.
Makes 8 apples
Prep: 5 minutes * Cooking: 20 minutes
- 8 medium sized apples
- 8 twigs, trimmed, or wood skewers
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup red cinnamon candies
- Black food coloring to preference
Wash and dry the apples. Insert a twig into the end of each apple and set apples aside. Cover a large baking sheet with foil, then grease the foil.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 250° F on a candy thermometer. Add the cinnamon candies and stir briefly to incorporate. Remove from heat and stir until the mixture is smooth and the bubbles are gone. Add food coloring until desired color is reached.
Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it around a little with the stick to coat; you may have to tilt the pan at an angle to get the apple deep enough. Hold the apple over the saucepan to allow some of the extra syrup to drizzle off. Place the finished apple on the greased baking sheet with the stick facing up.
If sugar starts to harden before you are done dipping the apples, warm it gently over low heat until it liquefies.
Let apples cool completely before serving.