Finding ourselves home alone this Saturday, just the two of us, we finally made Caramel Popcorn. It is, after all, only two years since I asked you all for a recipe. I am not known for rushing into things. Besides, we had to find some corn syrup. That took time. Then once getting it home and unpacking it, I lost it. As you do. Well, as I did anyhow. Discovering where I had hidden it took even more time. Can you see it there in the red labelled bottle? Karo, it is called. We found it originally in Safeway in Ballarat, in case you're interested. (Why is it that provincial Ballarat has a better supermarket than ours in Northcote? Why is this so?) The second time we found it at the back of the sauces cupboard. Yup.
We ended up using Sue's recipe from the comments in the post I linked above. The kid and I have great memories of munching on caramel popcorn with Sue and the kids and her friend Linda one day at Ueno Zoo. I don't know which of them made the popcorn, but it sure was good, and we figured that this might just be the very recipe.
We were going great guns until we came to the bit 'add baking soda' bit because ...ummm....Sue,...there is no baking soda in your ingredients list! We ended up adding half a teaspoon. Is that about right?
Anyway, it turned out perfectly. Yay! We were truly so excited!
Notice the left chipmunk cheek? There's popcorn hiding in there.
Of course, caramel popcorn requires huggles. And an open fire. And Movies.
And we ate it all up.Every bit. Well, except for those hard little unpopped kernels that break your teeth.
Ain't days like this the best?
I love being a mum.