knits by sachi

Fun with popping corn

on February 26, 2015


We had a large pack of popping corn that my husband had bought a few months ago.

Let’s hope it is ‘a few months’ not a year yet, but I think popping corn kernels keep quite long time.

I have to admit we have been lured to the microwave popcorn in the past. It is kind of fun, watching the bag grow with exciting sound of popping corn inside. But I also wondered what was inside the bag to achieve this miracle.

I am not a super health nut, but I am a little worried that the bag may be full of chemicals and additives that you don’t want to be consuming.

The healthiest way to make popcorn is cooking in a pan over the hob of course. But if you cannot bother to do this task plus washing up afterwards, you can use microwave with a large heat proof bowl.

50g popping corn
2tbsp oil
1tsp salt

In a large microwavable bowl, put popping corn and coat with oil well. Add salt.

Cover with a cling film. Pierce tiny holes (5-6 is enough) with a cocktail stick.

Heat in a microwave for 5-6 mins.

It works!

With this method, popcorn can be salted nice and even. You can avoid over salting.

If you like the cinema style butter popcorn, use melted butter instead of oil. I will let the butter cooled a little to avoid it burn before it cooks the corn kernels. (Your kitchen will smell gorgeous after the cooking!)

Popcorn is a healthy snack. It is low in sugar and fat. But if you want to be a bit naughty, you can enjoy flavouring popcorn.

I have tried flovouring with dark chocolate and that is one of our family favorite. You can add chopped nuts, too, if you would like. You simply melt about 150g dark chocolate, pour over the cooked popcorn and leave until the chocolate sets.

I also tried Strawberry milk flavour, chilli flavour and Green tea flavour and they all worked well.

For Strawberry milk flavouring, you need
4 tbsp freeze dried strawberry flakes
150g white chocolate

For Green tea flavouring, you need
2 tbsp fine green tea powder
150g white chocolate

Melt white chocolate and stir add strawberry flakes or green tea powder. Pour over the popcorn and leave until the chocolate sets.

You can run a flavoured popcorn competition. That may be a good idea for fund raising.

Can you think of wacky flavours?

2 responses to “Fun with popping corn

  1. Ema Jones says:

    I neva thought of flavoring popcorns other than caramel. GR8!

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