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twoboots Thu 25-Sep-08 15:54:36

for some reason i can't seem to do it anymore! our ceramic hob always seems to burn it. any tips?

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Sep-08 15:55:40

microwave it?

Aitch Thu 25-Sep-08 15:56:39

shake it a lot, take it off the heat before it stops popping, just when the popping slows. leave it to stop, then serve into bowl immediately.

Seeline Thu 25-Sep-08 15:56:49

Do you need a bit more oil in the pan?

BlingLovin Thu 25-Sep-08 15:57:42

Make sure oil is at least fairly hot before you start?

ruddynorah Thu 25-Sep-08 16:00:27

keep pan moving. plenty oil.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Sep-08 16:01:14

get one of those duck air poppers.

the kids love 'em!

twoboots Thu 25-Sep-08 16:17:55

just figured out my malfunction- using olive oil. time for a bowl of buttered and an episode of twin peaks.

Sycamoretree Thu 25-Sep-08 16:36:02

Use vegetable oil. Of course, you can use butter too but most packs rec veg oil.

jobschmob Mon 06-Oct-08 21:18:26

i use olive oil, works fine

CatMandu Mon 06-Oct-08 21:21:20

how do you microwave it?

hana Mon 06-Oct-08 21:35:44

I use olive oil
you need to keep shaking and moving the pan once it starts to pop

you can only microwave popcorn if it comes in 'microwavable packs'

CatMandu Mon 06-Oct-08 21:55:30

That's what I thought.

Pinkyminkee Mon 06-Oct-08 21:57:32

I microwave regular popcorn in a pyrex casserole dish. Works fine. Tells you how long to do it for on the packet.

Pinkyminkee Mon 06-Oct-08 22:02:14

60g popping corn into lided dish cook for 2.5-3 mins
remove from m/wave and spinkle with either salt or sugar.

CatMandu Mon 06-Oct-08 23:08:51

Ohhh thank you pinky, I love popcorn and don't get it right on the hob hence the curiosity. Will try it tomorrow.

cheesesarnie Mon 06-Oct-08 23:12:42

we got mickey mouse popcorn machine-much easier.

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