Vanilla Sugar Popcorn

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Hello, I really have the easiest snack for you today – Vanilla Sugar Popcorn. Perfect to make on a grey, drizzly day, with the children on school holidays – or any time!

Vanilla Popcorn Sugar
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn

 

Popcorn is incredibly easy to make at home AND can be quite a healthy snack. I know I’ve made Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – but in this great big bowl of popcorn I have only added 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar!! I know that may not be healthy enough for some, compared to the caramel smothered, shop bought, popcorn, maybe it’s better to say it’s a healthier alternative?

 

Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - my children couldn't wait to get stuck in!!!!
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – my children couldn’t wait to get stuck in!!!!

 

Firstly, if you don’t have Vanilla Sugar, it’s easy to make : Grab a sealable jar (I use a Kilner jar), fill with sugar (caster or granulated) pop in a few vanilla pods and leave for at least a week. You now have sugar infused with the gorgeous scent and subtle flavour of vanilla!

Vanilla Sugar - perfect for popcorn, cakes, coffee - the possibilities are endless!!
Vanilla Sugar – perfect for popcorn, cakes, coffee – the possibilities are endless!!

 

Recipe : Vanilla Sugar Popcorn Serves 6-8

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

150g/5oz Popping Corn

2 tbsp Vanilla Sugar

Method : You need a large saucepan with a lid.

 

This clear lidded pan was perfect and made popping corn more fun for the kids!!
This clear lidded pan was perfect and made popping corn more fun for the kids!!

 

I used a 24cm pan from Wilko. The clear lid and large size of this pan were perfect for popping corn.

Add the oil to the pan over a medium heat.
Add the oil to the pan over a medium heat.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - add the popping corn and immediately put the lid on the pan.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – add the popping corn and immediately put the lid on the pan.

 

Shake the pan ocaisionally (making sure you protect your hands from the hot handles). This ensures the unpopped corn settles to the bottom of the pan where the heat is.

Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - with a glass lid it's fun to watch the corn popping!!
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – with a glass lid it’s fun to watch the corn popping!!
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - remove the lid when the popping has almost stopped.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – remove the lid when the popping has almost stopped.

 

Remove the pan from the heat and breathe in the gorgeous smell of freshly popped corn. It smells amazing!

Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - tip the popcorn into a large bowl.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – tip the popcorn into a large bowl.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar.
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar.

 

Give the popcorn a good mix using a large spoon. Dont worry if some of the popcorn escapes – there’s sure to be people around, drawn in by the smell, to help pick up the escaped popcorn!!!

This is the perfect snack for a film afternoon/night. It costs a tiny portion of shop bought popcorn and tastes infinetly better. Perfect for a rainy summer holiday afternoon with a houseful of children and teenagers, or an evening with friends.

Vanilla Sugar Popcorn - the ideal food for feasting and fun!!!
Vanilla Sugar Popcorn – the ideal food for feasting and fun!!!

 

Make sure you taste some as this Vanilla Sugar Popcorn will not last long!

For a twist use Cinnamon Sugar – I keep a jar of sugar with a couple of cinnamon sticks added.

I’d love to hear if you try this popcorn?

Sammie x

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Sammie

Hi, I'm Sammie and I’m passionate about creating tasty recipes, both sweet and savoury that you can make at home. Every recipe is easy and fun to make and should taste like a feast without the fuss!

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