Lightly grease cookie sheets. Insert craft sticks into whole, stemmed apples. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring. Holding apple by its stick, dip in syrup and remove and turn to coat evenly. Place on prepared sheets to harden.
Scanned from the 10th Edition Aerophos cookbook July 1955 This book was a staple in Australian kitchens throughout the 1950s Sometimes the old classics are the best! I love this cookbook, I picked it up for $10 a few years ago and have had a lot of use out of it. I found this old ad from a 1948 newspaper for Aerophos, it was a kind of raising agent.