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Caramel bacon popcorn

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced (200°C normal).
  • Lay the bacon side by side on an oiled baking tray lined with baking paper and cook in the oven for
  • 15 mins until crisp and brown. Then remove, drain on kitchen paper towels and chop into smallish pieces.
  • Put the sugar, water, salt and butter in a small heavy-bottomed pot and gently cook for about 10 mins until the mixture forms a light golden caramel. Shake the pot every now and then, but don’t stir!
  • Combine the bicarb and cayenne  in a small bowl and then carefully stir into the caramel.
  • While the caramel is cooking, cook the vegie oil and popcorn in another pot, covered, until all the popping has stopped (it is ready).
  • Then transfer the popcorn into a large, lightly oiled bowl (leaving any unpopped kernels behind). Add the caramel and bacon, and toss with a wooden spoon until all the popcorn is evenly coated with the caramel.
  • Spoon the popcorn in clumps onto 1-2 large baking trays and set aside for about 15 mins to cool to room temperature.
  • nb.  The caramel popcorn will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days (if it lasts that long!).

Ingredients

  • 6 rindless bacon rashers
  • cooking oil spray
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tspn sea salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1½ tspn bicarb of soda
  • ¾ tspn cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels (NOT microwave)

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