“Do you happen to know how caramel popcorn is made? This might sound like a bizarre request, but it is my favorite. I want to serve it to my friends, can you suggest how to make it look more attractive?…”
– Rasha S. (email)
A few days ago, I received a request for posting a Caramel Popcorn recipe (part of the email above). I thought it was a very good idea for a blog post, because who doesn’t like Caramel Popcorn? And yes you can find them in supermarkets, but you and I know those who love the kitchen love making their own! It is delicious and you don’t have to have it only when in the movie theater! So here is how you can make this delicious snack and how you can transform it into a beautiful dessert that you can serve in afternoon teas, or cocktails receptions as an out of the box option!
In my previous post, I had explored with you Caramelised Sugar (on this link) and how using it to garnish desserts will transform even the simplest desserts to elegant and sophisticated ones. This is especially true in today’s post. If you simply place your Caramel popcorn in mini cups, or even mini waffle cones, and top it with pulled caramelised sugar, it will look fantastic (think desserts buffet, or pass around in a cocktail event).
Your Caramel Popcorn does not have to be the main dessert – while it still can be – it can also be part of the dessert or part of the dessert’s garnish. For instance, you can use caramelised popcorn as a twist on Croquant; instead of using nuts, go for caramelised popcorn. This can be used as a filling or garnish for cakes & Cupcakes, pies or tarts, puddings and desserts in cups.
This is a very versatile ingredient that only requires a bit of imagination, and will offer you such a unique twist to any ordinary dessert.