By Izzy M.
Today Dad & I made my mum's maple caramel popcorn (recipe on another page).
The big bowl in the picture was scoffed VERY quickly indeed, lovely gooey clumps of fresh flavoured popcorn...
We used an air popper to make up 4 scoops (200g) of popcorn into a big bowl & re-popped the grains that didn't turn into popcorn 1st time round (no waste).
Then I weighed out 150g of caster sugar (though any sugar will do) & cut up 125g of butter...
Added the butter & sugar to a heavy pan , then added some Tate & Lyle golden syrup (maple flavour) & stirred until melted on a high heat.
When it melted we lowered the heat to a "simmer" (slow cooking) we let it caramelise & go a bit golden, then stirred in the caramel to the popcorn.
It cools really quickly ready to be eaten..which is lucky as it is too delicious to wait around for!
It's a tasty treat & not really proper food but the sort of snack to watch a film with your family & munch on or make & take to a barbeque to eat round a campfire...
If you would like to have a go, remember to wash your hands, clean your work surfaces down & be careful around knives & hot things (like pans, hot caramel & the stove ...always do a food project with your parent Or carer present & with their permission!
Or for savoury popcorn (& no sugar) you could. Melt butter with some teaspoons of Marmite to make an unusual, B-vitamin filled coating!
If you made some tell us what you though of it, warm & fresh beats bagged popcorn every time!
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