Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. Spicy. Moreish. This is the popcorn that my friend said I should sell. Maybe now I will. Popcorn is so easy to make yourself at home... so I did! Let me introduce you to salted caramel popcorn with a hint of cinnamon. Your new best friend on Saturday night... or for that matter any night! Make this on the weekend for a lazy evening of TV and nosh.

Salted caramel popcorn
Salted caramel popcorn

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 440g soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp maldon sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 1 dollop vanilla bean paste

Method:

  • Pop your popcorn kernels, or get your pre-popped plain popcorn ready.
  • Preheat to the oven to 120oC
  • Mix the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a very large heavy bottomed pan
  • Bring to the boil on a medium heat.
  • Leaving bubbling away for 3-4 mins without stirring
  • Add the bicarb, cinammon, salt, and vanilla and mix.
  • Stir in the popcorn til it’s coated all over in the delicious caramel mixture.
  • Line 2 deep baking dishes with greaseproof paper
  • Bake for about an hour, and stir halfway.
  • Remove, let cool and serve!
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