Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Homemade Caramel Popcorn, and Avatar

Desmond brought back a popcorn box after he watched the 3D Avatar movie, as he said he wants me to prepare popcorn for him and he can use this Avatar box to put the popcorns. I immediate run to supermarket to buy corn kernels when I saw a homemade caramel recipe, and the result was super good, tasted exactly like those we bought from the cinema.....


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- Since this is my 1st time pop the corn kernels (only a small bunch), my kids and I shouted and overwhelmed when I opened the lid and we see popcorns all over the whole wok...Just amazing!!

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-Drizzle caramel over the popcorn
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Recipe adapted from Ohbin, Thanks to Ohbin for kind sharing of this great recipe.
Homemade Caramel Popcorn
(printable recipe)
300g Corn Kernels
6 tbsp corn oil

300g sugar
110g butter
270g water

To pop corn kernels
1. Pour corn oil into a wok/pan, coat entirely the wok.
2. Heat oil over medium flame
3. Add the corn kernels, stir fry to mix well till corn kernels start to expand and pop
4. Cover the wok, slowly move the pan to keep the popcorn from burning in spots.
5. When the popping slows down to the point that you don’t hear much pop, off the flame.
6. Take off the lid, and pour popcorn into large bowl., remove unpopped kernels.
7. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and set aside.

To make caramel popcorn1. Add sugar in a clean wok/saucepan over medium flame, cook till melted and become syrup.
2. Add in butter and water, keep stirring till become thick caramel (put a drop of caramel into a bowl of water and when it is not immediate dissolved , then the caramel is ready)
3. Let the syrup cool slightly, then drizzle over the popcorn. Toss the popcorn carefully using spoons.
4. Bake at preheated oven at 150c for 20-30mins, stir from time to time.
5. Store popcorn in airtight containers.

my note- Do not over drizzle the caramel over the popcorn, otherwise the excess caramel will stick to your teeth when you eating them..no fun lo....


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Happy Baking !!

62 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW! This is amazing *.* I watched Avatar two weeks ago too but did not buy any snacks. Love the box.

Jane Chew said...

Good job mum! I also want hehe...
I always lazy one so just put in microwave :)

Colin Woon said...

Amazing Sonia!!! I love caramel popcorn.

Quinn said...

Sonia, so did you drizzle all the caramel over or just half of them? But I like my popcorn salty instead of sweet...Aaron likes it sweet. Can make for him.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Oh Sonia, I love those caramel popcorns!!! Pass me an Avatar pls! hehehe ;)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Anncoo,ya, lovely box.

Jane, put into microwave oven, sound easy!

Colin, ask Faye to cook for you.

Quinn, I got 3 trays, the 1st two tray over drizzle, the 3rd one just perfect, but sorry I did not measure the weight, you need to adjust accordingly to suit your taste.

LOVE2COOK, quickly do this at home for your kids, they will like it.

Kitchen Corner said...

Making homemade popcorn must be very fun. I should experience it one day!

Blessed Homemaker said...

This looks delicious! But I prefer the salty version over the caramel ones, like you said, too much caramel will stick to your teeth.

Happy Homebaker said...

We have tried making popcorn at home too, it was fun! Like your kids, mine was so impressed when we removed the lid ;D

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Kitchen corner, yes, really fun, quickly try out.

Blessed homemaker, my kids love caramel version..

Happy Homebaker, hahaha, even myself also impressed!

ck lam said...

I have yet to get my hands on making popcorn but love eating them especially the traditional caramel ones, not those in fancy colors.

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh what a wonderful mother you are! I remember making popcorn for the first time, it was quite exciting!

Swee San said...

nice!! love caramel popcorn!!

ai wei said...

my mum did that for us last time. but this was real fattening one lar ><

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I want to be your neighbour... kakaka...

FC88 said...

WOW, I love these popcorn. Thanks for leaving message on my blog to tell me about this. I love eating caramel popcorn with peanuts in it. Next time I go to the supermarket, I will sure buy these ingredients and try your recipe. These look easy to make!

Pete said...

Can use honey, also nice.

heart/and/soul said...

yum this looks so delish!

I have a question...
Do you actually have to bake the popcorns after you drizzle the caramel??

Angie's Recipes said...

Caramel popcorn!!! These are deadly addictive!

Sonya said...

Homemade Caramel Corn is the BEST!!! this looks so delicious:)

zurin said...

wow NICE! def good for a movie :))

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Nothing beat a good caramel popcorns recipe and a great movie! Love it!

J.O said...

这个好,我要吃:P

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

CK Lam, then you must try this, very good.

3 hungry tummies, ya huh, I also very exciting, hehehe..

Swee San, want some?

Ai wei, you so skinny, no problem lar.

somewhere in SG, hope so, hahaha..

FC88, I hope you will like it.

Pete, good idea.

heart and soul,as I know, to bake it as to get more crunchy taste and can store longer.

Angies, you are right.

Sonya, Thanks for stopping by.

zurin, also good to have a glass of Coke!

Ellie, you are right.

JO, Thanks.

Tina said...

Sounds yummy and great...

~Rachel Hei~ said...

Oh my~ this is really amazing.. i want!! i want!!

Fimère said...

pop corn au caramel fait maison ça doit être un délice j'en prends note
bonne journée

My Little Space said...

Still haven't try making my own popcorns yet! You make me feel so tempting to try it. Thanks!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Looks good! I like caramel popcorn so much more than regular popped popcorn! I made a caramel nut popcorn a few weeks ago and it was a big hit :)

Miranda said...

My girls love popcorn. I have to try this. They would love me forever...Ha!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Looks positively divine!! I've been wanting to make homemade caramel corn. I bet its much better than anything you can buy!!

Simply Life said...

your popcorn looks PERFECT!

Chow and Chatter said...

I agree with simpy life looks perfect your kids must have loved it Rebecca

vickys said...

I made popcorn once and BURNT my pot. I've had a phobia of it since! But I do looovvee popcorn...you make it sound easy enough! I should try again soon huh.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Tina, Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel, sorry, you have to do it yourself, hahaha..

Fimere, Thanks.

My little space, then quickly make this, simply yummy.

Lorraine, popcorn with nut, sound interesting.

Mirinda, ya, they will, hahaha..

Sinful southern sweets, quickily try it out.

Simply life, Thanks dear.

Rebecca, Thanks for your lovely words.

noobcook said...

looks just like, no correct much better than, those popcorn sold at the theaters. esp when you put it in the avatar box hehe

heart/and/soul said...

wait, the popcorn in the avatar box is actually the one you made??
WOW, I thought it was the one your husband brought home from the cinemas!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What yummy popcorn! I love the caramel! And how cute to put it in the Avatar box. I bet your kids loved it.

温馨小屋 said...

我看你写 "immediate run to supermarket",我就在哈哈笑了!!你是好妈妈呀!你孩子很幸福哦!

ARUNA said...

Awesome, it looks great!

Mary said...

What a great recipe for a treat everyone will love. My grandsons and I will be making this their next visit.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely! I still prefer the sweet popcorn versus salty.

Gulmohar said...

That's so wonderful..

MaryMoh said...

Love your pop corn. It's so expensive here to buy pop corn from the cinema. I can make my own now. Avatar was such a lovely show...mind blowing.

Cheah said...

Gosh, can smell them from here! More caramel.

wendyywy said...

Wow!!!
The last time I made popcorn was 18 years ago during my teens. I made it without a recipe, but just by watching the popcorn vendor doing it. My adapted method burnt the butter and sugar!!!

Thanks for sharing this, now I no longer have to burn my butter and sugar.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! Caramel Popcorns are really addictive!!!! Loved the popcorn box:)

kothiyavunu said...

They look gorgeous!!! Am stop staring at them, praying they pop out of the screen into my mouth :D

JUNE (An Asian Traveler) said...

I love caramel popcorn. It's my fave!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow love the box, watched Avtar movie twice:):)

Caramel popcorn sounds kool. Yeah, exactly...its exciting to see a wok full of popped kernels:) Thanks for this lovely recipe:)

Jagruti said...

Wow..caramel popcorn home made!! amazing and yumm..will try it out..watched Avtar on last sunday ...BTW i'm first time here..following you

tigerfish said...

Perfect combi - popcorn and a movie :)

Beachlover said...

wow!! your caramel pop corn is calling my name!

mimid3vils said...

not enough caramel, must put more!!! XD

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

noobcook, Thanks for stopping by

heart and soul, hahaha, you are cute

Cinnamon girl, yes, they did

Felvinc, sama sama, hahaha..

Aruna, Thanks

Mary, I hope your grandson will like this.

LCOM, me too

Gulmohar, Thnaks

Mary, so cheap to have it home made

Cheah, more caramel, it will stick your teeth, hahaha..

Wendy, hope you will success this time.

Rachana, Thanks.

kothiyavunu, you are so funny and cute!

June, it seen everyone love popcorn!

Malar, you are most welcome

Jagruti, Thank you for stopping by

tigerfish, ya, they are perfect

Beachlover, Thanks.

mimid3vils, you also like more caramel..

A Year on the Grill said...

First, looks great, and will be trying this soon..

Thanks for hunting me down and posting a comment on my site... hard to believe!

I really enjoyed looking over your site, will be excited to see what my fellow rooster comes up with ;)

Dave

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dave, ha, so fast you dropped by my blog, glad to see you here.Do drop by more often, Cheers!

gaga said...

Oh, I definitely want to try this. They charge so much for the "specialty" popcorns. Plus sometimes it's too sweet. Making my own sounds like the answer, thanks for sharing this.

Bo said...

I love carmel corn! Yummy!!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

gaga, yes, I agreed with you, hope you will like this recipe.

Bo, Thanks for stopping by.

HK Choo said...

I tried this and it's a success for my first attempt, so happy. Would like to personally thank you here. :)

http://jottingsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/05/corn-goes-pop.html

Yuga said...

Is it frozen corn used to make popcorn?

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