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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Caramel Popcorn ~ Step by Step Pics


Caramel popcorn needs no intro and am sure most of you have relished the best of this in movie theaters. And invariably, my kids love popcorn than movies in theaters except a few movies of their choices ☺. But it was good for a change to make popcorn at home during lock down to enjoy with our favorite old movies. This was the time when no theaters were open and so home made popcorn tasted better than theaters. I used to make this plain and simple with butter and salt frequently much before lock down but caramel popcorn was something I started making during lock down on kids demand. There is hardly any much expertise needed to make caramel popcorn and you must try this if you haven't made yet. Enjoy !!




Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~10 minutes
Serves ~ 5-6 
Author ~ Julie
Ingredients
popcorn kernels 3/4 cup
oil  2 tbsp

for caramel
sugar 1/2 cup
butter 1.5 tbsp
salt a good pinch 
baking soda 1/4 tsp




Method
  • Heat a non stick pan and add oil or butter. Add the kernels when oil is hot. Continuously saute for 3 minutes and then close the lid. Once the kernels start to pop, wait till most of it is done(remove the lid immediately to prevent steam from dripping from the lid of the pan to the made popcorn). Switch off flame and transfer half of the popcorn ready in a plate.


  • Heat another thick bottomed pan and add butter. Add in the sugar and wait to caramelize. When it reaches golden brown consistency, add in the pinch of salt and soda listed. 


  • Mix well and add in the popcorn, give a quick toss. Switch off flame and transfer to a tray or spread on a butter paper. Leave to cool completely.


  • Separate each of the popcorn once its cold and serve. Store any leftovers in air tight containers, stays good for two days.


NOTES
* Use double the quantity of sugar for the corn kernels used. I halved the made popcorn and used only half to make popcorn so went by using 1/2 cup sugar. In case you make popcorn for the entire 3/4 cup corn kernels then use 1 cup sugar.