Thursday, 10 October 2013

Caramel Popcorn

Today started early, 5am to be exact. For some unbeknown reason Auron thought it was acceptable to start his day before the sun had even risen. I had a friend coming over with her kids to finish planning our kids birthday party next month. Lili and her daughter turn one a week apart so we are having a combined party, since we pretty much have all the same friends.
I needed something quick to make as a snack for the kids (and us), my orignal idea failed when I realised I was out of cocoa. So caramel popcorn it was. I usually just eyeball the ingredients since I was going to post it on here for the world to see decided it was best to actually measure things.

Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients

Large bowl of already popped popcorn. 
125g (1/2C) Butter
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 C Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, honey and sugar
  2. Stir over a low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Continue stirring for a further 3mins
  5. Add baking soda and stir quickly (it will froth up) 
  6. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat evenly

Tips and Tricks

  • To tell if the caramel is ready drop some into a glass of really cold water. If the drops form into little balls you're good to go.
  • Keep a close eye on the caramel while cooking as it can burn easily
  • Roll into balls, wrap in clear plastic and add a ribbon for an easy gift
  • If you aren't going to eat it straight away, allow to cool then transfer to an airtight container


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