Thursday, June 4, 2009

Homemade Caramel Popcorn

Saya cuba buat popcorn sendiri. Waduh... sedapnya bila jadi macam kat panggung wayang. Malam tu makan dengan hubby sambil tengok CSI...

Ni resipinya... Cubalah, jagung tu saya beli di Bagus, Shah Alam dan yang ni bukan yang microwave punya ya...

Perfect Popcorn


* 3 Tbsp canola, peanut or grapeseed oil (high smoke point oil)
* 1/3 cup of high quality popcorn kernels
* 1 3-quart covered saucepan
* 2 Tbsp or more (to taste) of butter
* Salt to taste


1 Heat the oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat.

2 Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.

3 When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. (Count out loud; it's fun to do with kids.) This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.

4 Return the pan to the heat. The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper). Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.

With this technique, nearly all of the kernels pop (I counted 4 unpopped kernels in my last batch), and nothing burns.

5 If you are adding butter, you can easily melt it by placing the butter in the now empty, but hot pan.

6 Salt to taste.

Makes 2 quarts, a nice amount for two people, or for one hungry one.

Additional tips: From the comments section

a If you add salt to the oil in the pan before popping, when the popcorn pops, the salt will be well distributed throughout the popcorn.

b Fun toppings for the popcorn - Spanish smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, cayenne powder, chili pepper, curry powder, cumin, grated Parmesan cheese.

Simply Recipes

For the caramel
# 1 cup butter
# 2 cups brown sugar
# 1/2 cup corn syrup
# 1 teaspoon salt
# 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla. Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.


blogresipi said...

Sedapnye popcorn buat sendiri.. boleh cube ni... makan sambil tgk wayang kat rumah best jugak.hehe

Farith Rezza said...

dah lama teringin nak cuba buat sendiri!! ;D

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