Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Chevron: Day 10: Popcorn guide and recipes

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Popcorn, something almost everybody loves. It's something you can put time into, or not. It is the perfect gift when you need something to fill up your time. Or, give you something to eat... ;)  Popcorn is pretty self explanatory, but I have some recipes from the kitchen. Don't just buy a bag! Make one!

Old Fashion Popcorn:
This popcorn is made with coconut oil to give it a butter-y taste, but is still crunchy instead of soggy.

What you need:

  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
Put coconut oil into big pot (one that you would cook a lot of soup in, but not like a giant one), and put on the stove on high. Put one or two popcorn kernels in with it, and when those pop, add all of the kernels and salt. Put on the lid. Move pot back and forth. Listen closely to the popping; when it slows to one pop every 2-3 seconds, remove from stove. Stir.

Caramel Corn:
I have tried different Caramel corn recipes but they take like 3 hours to make! This takes about 15 min. counting oven time. There is no corn syrup as well!

What you need:

  • 3 quarts of popped corn 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Melt butter in saucepan on the stove, add sugar and whip until fluffy. Pour over popcorn. Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 min. or until crisp. 

Kettle Corn:
The original recipe had more sugar and less salt. I tweaked it a little. 

What you need:
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels 
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
Put oil and a few kernels into a big soup pot. Put onto stove on high. When kernels pop. Put the rest of the kernels, sugar, and salt into pot. Put on the lid. Move back and forth. Listen closely to popping, when it slows to one pop every 2-3 seconds, remove from heat. Remove lid, and stir. 

  • Put on the lid! If you want the stuff in the pot to come out of the pot than you shouldn't put on the lid. But if you want it to stay cooking and in the pot, put on the lid!
  • Put popcorn into bowl before dividing it into bags or containers.
  • Adjust the heat as you cook on the stove.
That's all for today. Thanks for reading, I hope this gave you a recipe. 

XO AnnaD