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Popcorn aficionados please!

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CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:02:13

Haven't popped corn since I was a kid. Decided to do some today, but didn't know what you're supposed to put in the pan with the corn. Used pure (dairy free marg) and a bit of brown sugar, in the hope that I'd end up with a bit of a toffee-ish coating. Popped and was ok, but wasn't toffee-ish at all, and ended up needing (some might say wanting ) to sprinkle sugar over it.

So my question is, how do I get it like butterkist style popcorn?
How do I get it like the sweet stuff you get in the cinema?
How do I get it like the salt stuff you get in the cinema?
What else tastes good on it?

I thank you .

Pennies Wed 27-Jun-07 21:05:45

Put it in the pan with some vegetable oil (sunflower is best a doen't taste of anything). Let it pop.

For sugary - melt some butter and some golden syrup in a seperate pan - keep boilin it until when you drop a small bit into some cold water it forms a soft ball, then mix that into your popcorn.

For salt, melt some butter in a pan and mix it into the popcorn and thnk sprinkle salt on. Deeeelliishhhhh!!

Pennies Wed 27-Jun-07 21:06:21

"and then sprinkle salt on". duh typos

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:07:49

Ahhhh, so my mistake was to try and use the topping to actually pop it. Thank you.

(How did bbq go btw?)

Pennies Wed 27-Jun-07 21:09:29

you're lucky ou've still got a useable pan left after taking that route!

bbq went v. well thanks - see what you mean re hansons, they were ok but I'm not sure I'd use them again. we were so lucky with the weather!

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:12:39

Ooh don't say that - was one of my v expensive SKK pans!!!! Must go wash it I guess - it's still sitting in sink .

Have managed to find a caterer based in Tring for the Christening. Hopefully she'll be good - we've worked out a good menu and she sounded lovely when I spoke to her on the phone.

FluffyMummy123 Wed 27-Jun-07 21:13:24

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foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 21:16:56

don't taunt us with the duck you meanie

it is discontinued

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:21:54

Duck????

LucyLamb Wed 27-Jun-07 21:23:11

Duck popcorn maker ! I have a similar one that's not a duck - but works the same ! Don't need oil so it's fat free snack - Hoorah !

Pennies Wed 27-Jun-07 21:23:27

I have the duck. oh yes

LucyLamb Wed 27-Jun-07 21:24:23

like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRIMA-DUCK-POPPER-Popcorn-Maker_W0QQitemZ280128463353QQihZ018QQcategoryZ66752Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 21:24:42

the duck

at the duck clique

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:27:32

marmite in melted butter is good . makes it taste twigletty

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:28:24

also oregano sprinkled on if you aren't into too much salt.

in fact even if you are. i LOVE salt.

foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 21:29:11

eww at marmite popcorn

I can only tolerate salt on popcorn. The sweet stuff is barftastic.

Dh loves that chocolate covered toffee popcorn from M&S - if you like sweet popcorn, he swears it's like popcorn heaven!

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:31:50

Aha - all becomes clear!! Are they really good then? Should I bid? Please say no - my kitchen cupboards don't have room for any more crap.

Befsnork - I can't stand marmite, so the thought of something that tastes twigletty makes me want to vom!

LucyLamb Wed 27-Jun-07 21:33:22

No - your cupboards are full and you don't need it - believe me you don't !

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:34:15

Oh the M&S one sounds nice, but can't have choc at the mo as breastfeeding dd who is milk intolerant.

I used to love those chocolate coated pretzels - gutted when they discontinued them.

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:35:53

will go and look at my popcorn cookbook

foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 21:35:55

I really didn't know you could get popcorn makers - I've always done it in the pan on the stove.

I feel my eyes have been opened to a whole new range of gadgets.

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:36:35

i've been known to convert people who don't like marmite

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:37:48

i'm a popcorn addict and don't think those makers make the popcorn as tasty. its sort of cardboardy unless you shove on loads of melted butter which sort of negates the point of them being air popped

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 27-Jun-07 21:38:53

I'm unconvertible, believe me. I eat anything except marmite <fat arse emoticon>.

Befsnork Wed 27-Jun-07 21:39:57

good start - do you eat bovril?

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