Sunday, April 7, 2013

SRC: Caramel Popcorn

Hey, I'm back with SRC this month. After last months technical goof-up ended up with me having to sit out, I can't tell you how happy I was to receive this months assignment. I can tell you this much, once you've been with SRC this long, having to sit out even for a month while the others play on can be a little bit of a dampener. It however was a lot of fun visiting the others. Thank you Jane for making it happen for us month after month here in Group A.

To check out my previous SRC assignments, click here.

Anyway, on to this month's assignment. This was the first time ever I've been assigned an Australian blog, actually, I think its probably the first time I've spent this much time on one. My assignment this month was Leigh's Chit Chat Chomp. What a fun name! And what a beautiful blog. Hi Leigh! I really enjoyed looking through your blog space this month. Leigh is from Melbourne and loves travelling and food. Her travelogues are very interesting. Though I didn't have the time to go through them all, with Easter prep and stuff, I've bookmarked them to read through later. I think I could plan a lovely trip to Australia with tips from this lovely blog. Go on and visit her! You'll have fun!!! Not to mention you'll be drooling over her lovely food clicks and recipes. It was fun having so many lovely options to choose from. Oh did I mention that Leigh has a little weekend catering venture that she runs. I have a more than a few recipes I want to try out and I'm sure once you head on over there you'll be in the same boat with me :)

For my assignment this month, I was on the lookout for some feel good food. I just got back from a 3-day weekend trip to Panchgani. More on that later. But coming back to the city had me down with a severe case of the blues. So when I saw Leigh's caramel popcorn, I knew I was going to make it. Popcorn and caramel - two of my favorite things in one. Its tried and tested comfort food that makes you feel better instantly. Who am I to disagree?  Its simple and quick to put together and I enjoyed every bit of it. I halved the recipe this time around since I knew I'd have no problem polishing off the whole lot and didn't want to be faced with that kind of temptation. And I was right to do so! What a treat this caramel popcorn is! I had to try really hard to keep myself from finishing it off. Lovely caramel flavor, with a tiny hint of honey! I'm so glad I now have a recipe like this in my arsenal. This will be perfect for parties and around Christmas!




Caramel Popcorn

40g popcorn kernels (I used a pack of Act II - classic salted)
1 tbsp butter
1/8 cup honey
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Cook the popcorn according to the manufacturers instructions.

For the caramel sauce, place the butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan over low heat and stir it till the butter melts down.

Turn up the heat to a medium and bring the mixture to a boil for 3-4 minutes or until it turns golden and has thickened.

Take off the heat and add the bicarbonate of soda and stir well to combine.

Pour the sauce over the popcorn, mix to coat the kernels well and spoon onto a lightly greased baking tray to set.

Break into pieces and serve.


Check out these little chunks of deliciousness!!!





40 comments:

  1. This must have been so addicting.

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    1. Like you wouldn't believe Lisa! :)

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  • I adore caramel corn but choose not to make it because I can't stop eating it once I start! Delicious SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough's Apple Coffee Cake

    Lisa~~

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    1. Thanks Lisa!

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  • Hello! Thank you so very much for your lovely comments and I'm so glad you enjoyed flicking through my little blog. They're so much fun, aren't they! Glad you loved the popcorn. I find myself making this quite often - although my teeth are starting to hurt from the amount I'm eating...oh well!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Leigh!

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  • I love caramel popcorn so much. In fact..I was on a Crunch N Munch kick a few months ago - we're talking a bag twice a week! In any event..your caramel popcorn looks much better than Crunch N Munch! I've only made it from scratch twice, but I'm dying to try it with honey! Great SRC choice!

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    1. :) It was good. I found myself craving for some more the very next day!

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