Sweet and Salty Popcorn Oil and Sugar Free
Who doesn't love Popcorn right? I sure do. Unfortunately, the pre packaged popcorn you might be used to buying for your movie nights are packed full of salt, sugar, oil and added preservatives too. Don't panic though, you'll be pleased to know you can easily and quickly make popcorn at home and it doesn't have to contain any oil, sugar or excessive amounts of salt. In fact actually, popcorn on its own is a really healthy high volume snack, and there's endless flavour combinations both sweet and savoury, Today were going to do a timeless classic, sweet and salty.
Have you ever wondered, how does popcorn work? How do those tiny little kernels turn into big white puffy deliciousness? Well, lets find out!
There are three main components to making popcorn pop These are water, heat and starch. Inside every little corn kernel is a tiny drop of water, surrounded by starch. When you heat up the corn kernels, the water expands and the popcorn explodes because the hard shell around it cant stretch. As this happens the starch in the kernel expands and puffs up, much the same as flour does when it bakes in a cake. So, in short and science-y terms, the heat causes a physical explosion of the kernel shell, causing a chemical reaction in the starch.
So now that you know how it works, you can make your own popcorn wherever you are as long as you have popcorn kernels and heat!
70kcal per serving.
♥ 20g popcorn kernels
♥ 1 teaspoon sweetener
♥ 1 teaspoon salt
1. Weigh out your kernels and pre heat a saucepan with a lid. You can check your saucepan is hot enough by dropping a splash of water in, it should sizzle.
2. Drop in your kernels and replace the lid. Shake saucepan every 15-20 seconds to prevent burning
3. Once your popcorn starts popping keep counting to 10 but reset to 0 every time your interrupted by a pop, when you get to 10, your popcorn should be all popped!
4. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle on sugar and salt. Ready to enjoy!
Let me know your favourite flavourings for popcorn, I'll have more savoury recipes coming soon.