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.
- 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:
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.