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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn (processed sugar free)


I made this back in February about 7 times when I was on a processed sugar ban and every time I made it I just couldn't resist and ended up eating it before I photographed it, although I think in my head I knew full well I wasn't going to. I actually have this thing about photographing yellow foods, I don't know what it is, but I'll put off photographing anything yellow for as long as I possibly can.

I used to hate making popcorn at home it always came out chewy and bleh and you'd end up with loads of kernels unpopped and sometimes burnt and if you put butter and sugar on it just tastes fatty and soggy. Popcorn became a new obsession of mine over the past year, we were never the family that went to the cinema and got popcorn so my obsession probably was inevitable, but it hit a new extreme when a few months ago while making popcorn with a friend she told me the most important life tip you will EVER hear! Release the steam! When you're popping your corn lift the lid up every now and then, or if you are a skilled kernel popper like myself (no bragging intended), just hold the lid above the pan enough to let the steam out but not so much that the corn can fly out the pan. Also, If you cook a few kernels first to heat the pan up and get it to the right temperature when you put all the kernels in the pan they'll mostly pop all at once and you'll just have a few anarchist kernels raging against the machine. I guarantee these tips will change your life forever, your popcorn game will never be the same again.

You will need
60g/ 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels
35g/1 2/3 tbsps of honey/agave syrup
25g/1 tbsp (heaped) of peanut butter

Pop your popcorn and set aside.
Put the honey in a small saucepan and heat, let the honey boil up for about 30 seconds, quickly remove from the heat and whisk in the peanut butter. Quickly pour the mixture into the popcorn and mix until thoroughly distributed. Eat hot or cold

Feeds 1-4 people depending on how hungry you are and how much you are willing to share.

Note: you may want to make more peanut butter caramel depending how strong you like your popcorn

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