Friday, October 5, 2007

Sure sign of Fall

You can tell it's fall when the caramel corn appears "magically".
I have a great easy way to make wonderful caramel corn. It takes just the time to pop microwave to get the caramel ready. Here's the basics -microwave popcorn - a sauce pan - butter or margarine - brown sugar - vanilla - a big bowl & sirring spoon. Everybody has this stuff in their kitchen. Go ahead try this - you know you want to.....

Throw the popcorn in the microwave according to it's instructions. In the meantime, throw a hunk of butter in the sauce pan on high. The amount depends on how coated you want the popcorn to be. I use 1/4 to 1/2 cup. Let it melt. Throw in the same amount of brown sugar - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. Stir constantly until it hits a rolling bubbly boil. Squirt in some vanilla - about 1 tsp. The vanilla is going to get all excited about the heat and get the boil faster. It will calm down in about 30 seconds. This is ready. Take it off the heat - Throw the now popped corn in the bowl and drizzle the caramel over the corn and toss together. YUM!!

The main thing that can go wrong is not letting it hit the rolling bubbly boil. This "melts" the sugar grains to make it smoother.

My socks are getting there. I took a pic but it's ugly.

Ravelry is about 200 people from me. Is this what waiting to give birth is like!?!?


Guinifer said...

Oooo! You should be on tomorrow!

Guinifer said...

Hey - I want some of that caramel corn. Yum. I just don't want to stand by a stove.