Friday, January 13, 2012

Caramel Popcorn

I recently bought some popping corn to make as a snack idea for the Little Miss (which has been a HUGE hit).  But of course the sweet tooth in me got thinking, and I decided to give caramel popcorn a go (strictly for the parents of course!)  It was very easy and hubby said it was the best he'd ever tasted!  Once again, thankyou!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup popping corn
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 cup caster sugar
100g butter, chopped

Grease two 5cm-deep, 21cm x 30cm (base) baking pans. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang at long ends.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 corn kernels. Oil is hot enough when corn turns slowly in a circle. Add remaining corn. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Shake saucepan gently when corn starts popping. Remove from heat when corn stops popping. Transfer to a bowl. Discard unpopped corn.

Place honey, golden syrup, sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 6 to 7 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Boil, without stirring, for 5 to 6 minutes or until light golden. Working quickly, pour mixture over popcorn. Stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pans. Set aside to cool completely. Break into pieces.

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