How to make the perfect popcorn

Lunch Lady Blog - popcorn recipe - issue 4

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR POPCORN

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. Add the coconut oil and 3 popcorn kernels to a large pot.
  2. Cover and cook over medium–high heat until all 3 kernels pop.
  3. Remove the kernels.
  4. Add the remaining popcorn kernels.
  5. Cover and take the pot off of the heat.
  6. Wait 30 seconds.
  7. Put the pot back on the heat. 
  8. Shake the pot occasionally until the popping slows down.
  9. After 2 minutes, and the popping has slowed down, take the lid off of the pot. This lets the steam out and keeps the popcorn crisp.
  10. While the popcorn is popping, melt the butter and add the honey.
  11. Pour over the popcorn and sprinkle with salt. Toss until completely coated. You could also do this in a large paper bag.

TAHINI + HONEY CARAMEL 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 tablespoons Hulled Tahini
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • pinch of salt

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the tahini, honey and milk. 
  2. Warm the mixture over low heat, continuously stirring until combined and begins to thicken slightly. 
  3. Add a pinch of sea salt, to taste. 
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken further.

SPICED TUMERIC 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • honey, to top

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Adjust to taste.
  3. Add to pot as soon as popcorn has popped. 
  4. Pour into serving bowl and drizzle with honey.

BROWN SUGAR + CINNAMON 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt, to taste

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  1. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until combined. 
  2. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat popcorn evenly. 

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