Sunday, May 31
It could put you in the kitchen far more often than you like.
It could kill your diet.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Yesterday in preparation for Eloise's birthday party today (more on that later when I recover!) we made (well me with help of hubby) Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs. Oh...my.... gooodness.
Delicious? Off the scale
Addictive? Yes siree.
Easy? Too easy.
Now, if you're on a diet, shut down this page right now... because butter and sugar aren't really on the diet list but if you could possibly stop at a little, and incredible unfathomable willpower, well read on.
I read the initial recipe in taste.com.au - and a reader commented 'this is like crack for kids'. Too right it is!
I have modified the recipe mainly to give the right proportions and I had to make more toffee and you need a smidgeon more popcorn.....oh and I did it differently - of course - because I try to simplify where I can!
2/3 cup of popping corn kernels
1 x 250g packet pecan nuts
1/4 cup of olive oil or vegetable oil
250grams butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar (granulated)
4 tb honey
Pop your corn in a frypan with a lid, if you've never popped corn before it's best to get your oil hot, then turn down the temperature slightly, add your corn put the lid on a slant so you are still letting air in, once it starts popping furiously, turn the heat down again 'til it's at half-strength and keep the lid on, shaking the pan to and fro to ensure no corn burns on the bottom. Good rule of thumb if you've heard nothing pop for 3 seconds, there's no more corn to be popped.
Grease some baking trays (preferably with a bit of a lip) with a light spray of canola oil and lay the popped popcorn on the trays. Chop your pecans roughly but in smallish pieces and scatter over the popcorn.
At this stage you need to be quick turn it out on to your trays and then with two tablespoons, mix it about the popcorn and pecans, trying to get an even coverage, as the toffee starts to cool, then pat it down with your hands, and sweep uncovered popcorn into the middle of covered popcorn pressing down.
Makes about 12 cups.
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