Monday, 1 July 2013

Salted Caramel Popcorn

This is the first time I am participating Cook like a Star and hopefully, I can follow through the whole series.

We love popcorn and thus corn kernel is always in the pantry and when I went into Curtis Stone's website, I spotted this Salted Caramel Popcorn and knew right away that this is what I wanted to submit.


This post is linked to the blog hop event, Cook like a Star, organised by Bake for Happy Kids, Eat your heart out and Life can be simple. Wanna cook or bake like Curtis Stone? 

To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from Curtis Stone website, his recipe collection at Coles website or his cookbooks and blog hop with us for the whole month of July 2013. For more details, please see this.

Here are those blogging friends that have joined this event. Please visit their blogs for more of their 5-stars cooking. 

What you need:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 tbsp canola oil
160g popcorn kernels

2 cups sugar (I reduce this to 160g)
1¼ tsp sea salt (I reduce this to 1 tsp)
¼ cup water

Method

Spray 2 large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat until it is hot, but not smoking.

Add the popcorn kernels and cover the pot.

Using pot holders, shake the pot constantly over the heat as the kernels pop for about 5 minutes, or until the kernels stop popping.

Immediately spread the popcorn out on the prepared baking sheets.

Stir the sugar, salt, and 1/4 cup of water in a small heavy saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves, occasionally brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush.

Increase the heat and boil without stirring, occasionally brushing down the sides and swirling the pan until the syrup is a deep amber color - about 8 minutes.

Working quickly, drizzle the hot caramel over the popcorn and toss with two wooden spoons to coat the popcorn lightly.

Be careful not to get hot caramel on your skin.

Allow the caramel corn to cool completely before storing in air tight container.


Source: Curtis Stone


Cheers

11 comments:

  1. Edith, i make popcorns too but using happycall pan :) yours popcorns look so tempting, i can finished the whole bowl :)

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    1. Actually you don't need a happy call pan to make popcorn. Normal wok also will do.

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  2. Edith, I've never tried to make popcorn at home before. Love your picture! The popcorn looks so pretty.

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    1. Ann, it is very easy. I always make this for my kiddos.

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  3. Hi Edith, a handful of that popcorn for me as well please? :)

    Thanks so much for joining us in this bloghop. -Yen

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    1. Hi Yen I had fun too. Thanks for organising.

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  4. Hi Edith,

    Caramel + salt is yummy enough. With popcorn, I wouldn't stop munching.

    This is your first time participating Cook like a star? I didn't realise that. Maybe because we have been baking and cooking along with other events.

    I find myself learning a lot from these celebrity chefs' recipes as they are usually very good and reliable. Really love all these cooking.

    Zoe

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    1. I think this is my first for when you girls started it, I was either ill or busy with household issues.

      Would love to continue with this quest.

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  5. Edith, what a nice caramel-y way to start Cook like a Star :) This popcorn recipe looks delicious but yet simple. A sure winner when you need something to munch at ;) Definitely a better alternative than those in many of our local theatres. Popcorn with caramel is much better than sugar!!! Can't wait to see your other cooks or bakes with CLAS :)

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    1. Thanks Grace. I had fun with Cook like a Star.

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  6. You forgot the bicarbonate of soda which makes it even more yummy.

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