Candied cherries

Illanique Van Aswegen
10 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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These cute little bites are reminiscent of the candy apples we had as children. This is the more grown up and gourmet version.

By Food24 November 17 2014
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Ingredients (4)

10 cherries
1 cup sugar
60 ml water
Food colouring — red
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Carefully skewer the cherries onto 10 wooden sosatie sticks. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then turn up the heat to a gentle simmer. Add in the candy thermometer and cook until it reaches the hard boil stage (150°C). Do not stir. It should take about 20 minutes. Swirl in a few drops of the red food colouring. Ensure that you do not stir.

Dip each skewered cherry in the sugar and allow it to sit upright on a non-stick baking sheet until hard. Cover each one with some cellophane when gifting or eat straight away.


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