Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Popcorn Note!

I love my popcorn maker!

I love it so, so much that I could kiss it.

This year I went out and brought myself this little yellow machine. It cost me $15 (total bargain), and thus began my love affair.
Popcorn is yummy, filling, and full of fiber. It's such an easy snack to whip up and the best bit is: it's popped by hot air - no more hot oil burning in a saucepan, smoking the house out (yes that is my experience :) ).
I also love the fact that you can turn your freshly popped popcorn into any flavor sensation you want. I can't live without mine and I have no idea how I survived without one for so long.
 Get popping:
- for the kids arvo tea.
-  movie munchies.
- 'pre' or 'post' dinner party snacks for any age group.
- as a gift to a friend.
- driving in the car snacks.
- or just because you want to eat some...

What is your favorite flavored popcorn?

Toppings for a large bowl of popcorn:

Caramel Popcorn:
Melt 125g of butter, 2tbs of syrup/honey, and 3/4 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over low heat until butter is melted. Add a splash of vanilla. Turn heat up to high and bring mixture to the boil. Boil for 2min until mixture starts to change color to a darker shade.
Remove from heat and add 2 tbs of cream stirring well. Pour over salted popcorn and allow to cool. 
(I usually halve this recipe)

Butter, Salt, Cumin, Paprika, and Cinnamon Popcorn:
Dry heat 1tsp cumin, 2 tsp paprika, and 1 tsp of cinnamon in a dry pan, over medium heat for 1 - 2 min. Add  2 -3 tbs of butter and melt combining spice. Pour over salted popcorn and mix.

Basil, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper Popcorn:
Heat 2 - 3tbs of extra virgin olive oil with 2tsp of dried basil leaves in a saucepan over low-medium heat for 2-4min (this infuses the basil leaves into oil). Drizzle over salted and peppered popcorn and mix.


  1. Wow, that basil and black pepper version sounds pretty good. Thanks for visiting my blog, nice to find yours. Happy weekend to you, Lucy

  2. Thank you so much Lucy. I love your blog and am so inspired by your food. Simply amazing. Have a beautiful week.


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