Home Popping

Making Popcorn at HomeThere are three main ways to pop popcorn at home.

All three can be great fun for the family so why not give it a try.

Below we will give you each way leaving it up to you which one you prefer!


 

1) Home Popcorn Machine

Popcorn making machineThese can be purchased online for approx £15-£20.

 


 

2) Microwave

Popcorn Pouches for microwaveThis is very common. You can get specific microwave popcorn pouches but wheres the fun in this. There is another way! We found that if you put Popcorn Kernels in a old fashioned Brown Bag like the Grocers used to give you, or a  Paper “Flour Bag” without any oil, and cook for approx 2-4 mins dependent on power wattage of your microwave and until you hear the popping has stopped, you get lovely plain popcorn. We do this in our house and add flavourings. Low fat and Yummy. Please note that if you use a standard Microwave dish, you will not get the best results and you will have excessive wastage. The Cooking layar has to be thin.


 

3) Stove Top.

Stove ImageTo do this you need

 

Heat the oil to 400 - 460 degrees Fahrenheit (if the oil smokes, it is too hot). Test the oil on a couple of kernels. When they pop, add the rest of the popcorn, cover the pan and shake to evenly spread the oil. When the popping begins to slow, remove the pan from the stove-top. The heated oil will still pop the remaining kernels.

Flavouring

Pre-salting kernels toughens popcorn. So, salt the popcorn after it has been popped -- or skip salt altogether and add other flavourings. If you are doing this straight after cooking, then the spices should stick. If there is a delay a small application of Cooking Oil will be needed to allow the flavourings to stick.

Measurement Suggestion

One (1) ounce of un-popped popcorn equals a just below a Litre or 4 cups of Popped Corn.

Please ALWAYS read labels and make sure a responsible adult is present when making Popcorn. It is fun to do this with kids as an activity.

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