CHRISTMAS POPCORN!

It’s time for that cinnamon crunch!

I’m a sucker for easy recipes with minimal dishes to wash afterwards, I’ll try just about anything that promises no more than 3 ingredients and 1 bowl. You can call it a marshmallow test for foodies. You know the old psych test where you give a kid a marshmallow and tell him if he won’t eat it he’ll get another in half an hour? Well it was found that those kids who waited the 30 minutes got further in life than those who gobbled the one in a few seconds. I’m one of the latter, I’ve never been someone for long drawn out scenarios even if the end result is better. And that’s how I cook as well. I must say, it doesn’t always work out for the best, yes sometimes that dough really does need to be kneaded and rest to proof over night to be kneaded again. But sometimes life has a few delicacies that give maximal results with minimal effort and this is one of those recipes that should be treasured. After all, who doesn’t want a stress free Christmas time? 😉

Ingredients:

Popcorn (as much as you need, remember it always tastes best fresh, rather make in batches)

Oil

Spoonful of butter

Powder sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, sea salt

Method:

Heat oil and spoonful of butter in a deep pot. As soon as butter is melted, add popcorn. Everyone has their own method of popping, just be sure that the oil covers all corn. Remember to cover with a lid. The general rule of thumb is that once you can count to 3 without being interrupted by a pop, it is ready, but be watchful for burning smells anyhow. In a bowl, mix spices and powder sugar together. For every teaspoon of cinnamon add two of powder sugar and to your own taste with nutmeg. Add only a tip of a spoon of pepper, this is only to tease your tastebuds. When you’ve flipped the pot into a bowl, sprinkle corn with spice mix while still hot. Don’t add too much, rather sprinkle a layer, shake, taste and add more if you need. Finish off with sea salt and serve while it’s still fresh!

Happy eating! 😉

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Prep time: 3 minutes


 

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