Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Caramel Popcorn|No corn syrup recipe

Happy 2016! This will be my longest break ever and if I get back now I'm going to do cartwheels! So good luck to me on getting back to blogging. Many friends asked me if I stopped blogging for  good as much I kept giving reasons for not blogging I so definitely wanted to get back to it because the blog world gave me some wonderful friends and contacts. Even though we met through the virtual world, it's as if we've known each other so well. Today's recipe is caramel popcorn my ever so fav version of the humble popcorn which makes such a wonderful snack and companion for many an occasion. 

Last weekend we bought a container of caramel popcorn for such a high price and V was like how come you've never tried this! I was wondering how come!??

Preparation time : 1 hour 
Recipe source : here 
You need

Corn kernels 3/4 cup
Oil 3/4 tablespoons
Butter 1/4 cup
Honey 3 tablespoon 
Salt 1/4 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Brown sugar and white sugar 1/3 cup each (you can use either one completely) 
Vanilla essence 2 tsp 

- In a deep large vessel preferably nonstick, on a low heat , add oil and corn kernels. Stir well and sprinkle salt to taste. 
- increase the temperature until the corn kernels pop and turn off when the popping just about stops. 
- tip the popcorn into a lined baking Tray.
- preheat oven to 140-150C. 
- in the same deep vessel used to pop the corn add butter sugar honey and vanilla essence. On a low heat allow the sugar to melt and caramelize with occasional stirring. When the mixture comes to a boil and all the sugar has melted switch off the heat and add the baking soda it will bubble up stir and allow to settle. 
- quickly tip in the popcorn and mix well slowly so that we get maximum coating of the caramel on the popcorn. 
- turn this coated popcorn on to a lined tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes with occasional stirring so it bakes evenly. 
Allow to cool and break the clumps of any and store in an airtight container. 

Enjoy your movie or evening tv show with crunchy sweet buttery caramel

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