- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cup white/caster sugar
- 1-2 teaspoon vanilla extract/flavouring
- ½ cup popcorn kernels (or 8 cups popped popcorn)
- 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for popping)
- food colouring
Coat the bottom of a large pan (one that has a lid) with a few tablespoons vegetable oil.
Add 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
Turn stovetop burner to medium or medium-high heat.
Let kernels cook, shaking occasionally to prevent burning.
When the popping slows to 3 to 5 seconds between pops, remove pan from burner.
Allow to cool a minute or two.
pinkish red popcorn
For the Vanilla Syrup
Mix milk and sugar in a sauce pan and on medium heat bring to a boil.
Careful not to let it burn and do not scrape the sides of the pan or the sugar will crystallize.
Add vanilla extract (or any other flavouring) and your choice of food colouring (we used blue and red as I got vetoed on the black food colouring *sulk* I have two bottles of the crap to use up) and mix well.
Place the popcorn in a large bowl then pour the hot liquid over it and coat as evenly as you can, you can put as much or as little syrup over the popcorn as you like.
Spread baking paper to dry. You can place the baking paper onto baking trays and place in a low oven (200°F or 100°Cfor 10-15 minutes to help dry out (harden) the popcorn.
vaguely teal-ish blue popcorn
cook’s notes: the recipe has been lurking in my big blue folder of random recipes that hides behind the bowls in the cupboard, I have no idea where I wrote it down from but my guess is that there will be hundreds of diffrent versions on the interwebs to play with. It was fun to make though I don’t think I used half the syrup that the recipe makes, so next time I think I will halve the amount of syrup and see how that goes. H picked the colours red and blue, though I was rather low on blue food colouring so it came out a rather nice shade of teal, and the red is more a very dark pink than a true red. It tasted lovely with the vanilla, and H and his little friend J thought it was great fun to help make, and more fun to eat of course.
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P for popcorn
p for popcorn on my carped
and p for being p'd off at blogger messing about while I try to blog this.