Candied Tomatoes on Basil Leaves
12 cherry tomatoes
12 basil leaves
125g caster sugar
1/4 cup water
Line a baking tray with baking paper and arrange the basil leaves on the sheet.
Place the sugar and 1/4 cup (60ML) water in a heavy-based saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Increase the heat to medium and cook, without stirring, for 6-8 minutes until the sugar is a golden caramel. Remove from the heat.
Holding the tomato by the stalk or a toothpick insert and swiftly dunk the tomato into the caramel to coat it. Place the tomato on the tray on top of a basil leaf and leave it for 2-3 minutes so the caramel can harden. Continue until the caramel has been applied to all 12 tomatoes.