Popcorn – Whats your flavour?

Salted Caramel or Thyme and Rosemary Popcorn

First the base !

Light fluffy dream like popcorn really not far out of reach. Realistically its only 2 ingredients away. The popcorn kernels and the oil.

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What you will need?

  • 1 Large pot with lid
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 to 3 tbsp canola or vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • Pour the oil into the pot, coating the entire surface, place on heat to medium-high
  • Place 2 kernels in the pot, once they have popped the oil is ready for the rest
  • Pour the remaining kernels into the oil then place on the lid on the pot. Ther kernels should begin to pop almost immediately.
  • Every 10 seconds, shake pot to distribute kernels to prevent burning the return back to stove for another 10 seconds. Repeat until the popping has ceased.
  • Lift the lid and enjoy!

 

This is where the magic begins to happen! The base of where your creativity can run wild!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 15g Butter
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder

Instructions:

  • Pour sugar and salt into a pot on slow to medium heat. Do not mix
  • once 3/4 of the sugar has browned stir in the butter, once stirred in, add the bicarbonate soda to create a honeycomb flavouring to the popcorn
  • The mixture should now take on a lighter brown.
  • On a baking tray pour the salted caramel over the popcorn. be careful of the caramel it carries a lot of heat!

 

Thyme and Rosemary

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Something Savoury to cut through the sweet! This popcorn is actually my favourite out of the two! Its really warming and I feel a bit more mature this is flavour grouping.

Instructions:

  • Chop 2tbsp of Rosemary and Thyme
  • Melt butter in a pot, I used salted butter so I wouldn’t need to add salt later
  • Mix the herbs in the butter on low heat continue cooking for 7-8 minutes to allow herbs to cook through.
  • By handful sizes, mix the popcorn and the butter together so to evenly distribute flavour

Pick a film and enjoy. I recommend Nightclawer- it has Jake Gyllenhaal. Very suspenseful film!

Tell me below if you’re a sweet or savoury person!

 

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Vietnamese Caramel Ginger​ Chicken

chicken.jpgI mean the name in itself is a seller, right?!

The beautiful scent of ginger is what really brings this dish to life. It adds a cosy warm feeling enticing all those within a nose sniffing distance. This recipe is fun to make without being too time-consuming or tedious, just a little TLC. Why not try to bring the family together and impress them with your Asian inspired dish.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Chicken thighs
  • 100g ginger
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Spring Onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 scotch bonnet (optional)
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp of light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, season chicken thighs with 1 tbsp black pepper, 1 tsp salt, cinnamon and 1 tbsp of light brown sugar, leave to rest on the side
  • In a separate bowl, add the 3 tbsp of the brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 tbsp of black pepper and 1 tsp salt  to a small bowl and mix, leave to one side
  • To a heated dutch pot add 1tsp of vegetable oil, followed by the ginger, scotch bonnet, garlic and onions. Cook till golden brown 8-10 minutes. Once browned, remove contents from the pot and leave to one side
  • Add additional 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to brown chicken cooking on either side for 4-6 minutes.
  • Return the garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet and onions to the chicken. Stir in the sesame oil and brown sugar mixture to the pot. Cover pot and bring to boil
  • Remove lid then let for simmer for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked
  • Garnish with spring onions.Recipes