How do you Make Coloured Popcorn?by Max Leed Project Director
Popcorns are one of the most cherished snacks which are liked by the groups of all ages. People love to eat them during watching movies or any of their favourite sports. It is considered one of the tasty, affordable and enjoyable food items which get its volume doubled as cooked. They are available in various flavours and each flavour of popcorn is enclosed in a special popcorn box which makes it look more attractive and appealing. This unique packaging for popcorn not only delights the customers but also preserve its taste and freshness.
In addition to traditional white coloured popcorn, they can be prepared in various colours to make them look more tempting to the consumers. These homemade coloured popcorns are more nutritional and cheaper than any of the store-bought packets. There are a number of recipes to make coloured popcorns but some of them fail as the colour start sticking to the fingers or bowl or anything that come in contact with the coloured popcorn. Below is one of the most successful ones which do not allow the colour of the popcorn to stay. It involves the mixing of popcorn kernels with the coloured syrup and microwaves them afterwards. Detail of these steps to make coloured popcorn at your home is given below:
The first step is to gather all the required ingredients. Collect the following ingredients to make coloured popcorn:
- Microwave safe bowl
- vented microwave cover
- fresh and good quality popcorn kernels
- light corn syrup
- canola oil
- kosher or sea salt
- food colour
Take a bowl and add oil, butter, corn syrup and salt. Add little food colour as well. Use one food colour at a time to prepare popcorn. Microwave it for half a minute till the butter melts. Mix it to evenly combine all the ingredients.
Now add popcorn kernels to the mixture and stir it so that all the kernels get completely mixed in the syrup. Even them out at the bottom of the bowl using a spoon. This results in all the pieces of popcorn to get colour and flavour as they cook and pop.
Cover the bowl with a vented microwave cover and place it in the oven and heat high for about 3-5 minutes. The time depends on your microwave and the type of bowl you use, so in order to prepare the first batch, it would be a trial and error for you to figure out the exact timing. It's better to keep an eye on it as if you cook too long, it can burn the popcorn and they start producing smoke and stink.
As the popcorn gets prepared, immediately put them from the bowl into a baking sheet covered with wax paper. It will prevent the popcorns from sticking at the bottom of the bowl when cooled. There will also be some of the left syrup along with unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bowl. That why it is suggested to spoon out the popcorn not to turn the bowl upside down, as by doing this the unpopped popcorn will also get stuck to the fully cooked ones. As the popcorns get cool they will be partially covered by coloured coating and taste and become crunchy. Store them in an airtight bag to keep fresh.
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