Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Salty Sweet Popcorn

Popcorn certainly brings back loads of childhood memories to most of you but not me! I don't eat popcorn during my childhood days because no where to be found at that moment. I think popcorn only came along during my teenage life after my family shifted to a bigger town. I can hardly remember what do I ate during my childhood days. HAHAHA.... Oh yeah, that's the sign of getting old huh!  But I do remember I can buy 3 sweets for 5 cents during the 70's. Frankly, kids of these days don't even bother to pick a 5 cents coin from the floor. And besides, I don't think I can buy anything with that one 5 cents! But with many 5 cents, I can buy myself a packet of corn kernels. :o)

See, I didn't know not untill today that making popcorn is such a fun thing to do. And this is actually my first attempt. OK now may we begin. Preheat a non-stick wok or pot with lid over medium heat and add in 3 tablespoon of cooking oil. Once the pot is hot enough, place in 80gm of dried corn kernels & cover by lid but before that make sure the corn kernels is dry enough to be used.

Then remove the pot/wok from the heat for 30 seconds once the corn kernels starts to pop. And at the same time shake the pot, so that the heat is evenly distributed to all the kernels..

Wooopie... just look at those POP~POP~POP~POP....popping corns! Gather all the popped corns to a clean bowl once it's done. And then get ready to make the yummilicious coating.

Ingredients :
2 tbsp  cooking oil
50gm   golden syrup
100gm  maltose
100gm  brown sugar
2 tpsn   salt
100ml   water
1/2 tpsn  cinnamon powder
*140gm  popped corn (made from 240gm corn kernels)

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients together (except popped corn) into a non-stick pot and bring it to boil.
(2) once the mixture has reaches the soft ball stage, mix in the popped corn.
(3) then spread coated popcorn to a single layer on the trays.
(4) And bake at preheated oven 80'C for an hour. (suggesting 90'C)
(5) leave cool completely and then break into small clusters before storing them into containers.

Mine is not so nicely brown. I think I should try another batch. However, I had fun ! It has made my day a little easier though. Hope you will too. Enjoy!
( snack, popcorn)

21 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I eat popcorn daily- my family says I'm addicted- maybe I am but it is an easy healthy filling snack- My favorite way to eat it is with a little bit of olive oil sprayed on and truffle salt

Claudia said...

Love. Popcorn is a food group in my house.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Seriously addictive....

Mary said...

This sounds so good.I love the sweet and salty combination. I can't wait to give this a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Vivian Pang said...

Homemade popcorn a lot healthy! Thanks for sharing!
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Pegasuslegend said...

It must be bloggers month for popcorn, I just did a video and post on my other blog and I just love homemade corn. Your right spot on with this one! Good to hear from you.. I hardly post on that blog but thanks for the visit! :) hope you are having a great new year so far!

Francy said...

I love pop corns in every way! never tried your recipe, but I will! my kids will be so much happy!!! thanks for sharing!

due bionde in cucina said...

i love pop corn.
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MaryMoh said...

Looking at these pop corns makes me feel like I am in the cinema....haha. I love the sweet type. I think next year I must serve pop corns during Chinese New Year :D Hope everything goes on well with you there. Do take care. Mary

Juliana said...

I haven't had homemade popcorn for ages...I like the sweet ones and yet have to try with cinnamon.
Hope you are having a wonderful week Kristy :)

drick perry said...

Hey Kristy, Long time I know and I do apologize... I do like popcorn but those darn husks do get stuck in my teeth... and I do like this glaze you have added to it, esp the addition of cinnamon, what a great idea... it all makes me think of caramel corn...

Jeannie said...

Next time I will make some of these to munch in front of the tv! looks delicious!

Cheah said...

Looks delicious and easy to make too, Kristy. Reminds me of my childhood days too!

cikmanggis said...

seronoknya dapat buat popcorn sendiri...

my son suruh I jawab teka tekinya setiap kali beli pop corn..."what did the baby corn say to the mother corn?"..The answer:.."where's pop corn?" hehe setiap kali I gagal jawab:)

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Murasaki Shikibu said...

I love popcorn in almost any format. This sounds really good!

TasteHongKong said...

Pop pop pop, I was excited too when hearing that sound (the lid of my pot is not glass type). Sometimes, I like flavor them with spices, like black pepper, curry …
Have fun with your next batch, next next batch … : )

TasteHongKong said...

Pop pop pop, I was excited too when hearing that sound (the lid of my pot is not glass type). Sometimes, I like flavor them with spices, like black pepper, curry …
Have fun with your next batch, next next batch … : )

Dmarie said...

I dearly love caramel corn. Your variation looks fabulous!!

Lyndsey said...

I grew up eating popcorn, and my dad taught me how to make it when I was a kid just like his dad showed him. I remember it was a Sunday night treat and always when we went to grandma and grandpa's house, and that is when we could have some soda pop too. Then along came microwave popcorn, but awhile ago I went back to stove top popcorn and my daughter said this tastes a lot better than microwave and we havn't gone back since. I even did a post on how to pop popcorn. I have not made sweet popcorn yet, you are quite adventurous Kristy! Haha! It looks perfect.

Lyndsey said...

I grew up eating popcorn, and my dad taught me how to make it when I was a kid just like his dad showed him. I remember it was a Sunday night treat and always when we went to grandma and grandpa's house, and that is when we could have some soda pop too. Then along came microwave popcorn, but awhile ago I went back to stove top popcorn and my daughter said this tastes a lot better than microwave and we havn't gone back since. I even did a post on how to pop popcorn. I have not made sweet popcorn yet, you are quite adventurous Kristy! Haha! It looks perfect.

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