Posts tagged ‘popcorn’

August 14, 2010

Honey Popcorn Balls

  • ¾ c. honey
  • 3 quarts popcorn
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. H2O

Cook sugar, water, and salt to the very brittle stage. Add honey, slowly stirring until blended. Cook up again. Pour over popcorn and form into balls. Wrap in waxed paper.

August 14, 2010

Puffed Wheat or Popcorn Balls

Mrs. Lutz (who is this?)

  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. corn syrup
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Mix above ingredients in large pan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cook slowly until small bit dropped in cold water forms hard ball (not too brittle). Remove from fire. Add:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Pour over 2 quarts (11 cups) puffed wheat. Stir well. Cool. With buttered hands press into balls. Yield: 20 (like tennis balls).

August 13, 2010

Caramel Popcorn

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld], from “Company’s Coming”

  • 1 c. unpopped corn kernels
  • 1 c. butter (Vi often uses hard Imperial margarine)
  • 2 c. packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Whole almonds and/or pecans, toasted 5-6 mins at 350 (optional)

Pop corn in hot air popper and place in a large metal bowl with nuts if desired. (Make sure the bowl fits in your oven; if not, use roaster to bake.) In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and syrup. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 12-15 mins. Cool thoroughly. Break apart and store in tin or ice cream buckets. Keep “cool” – not in fridge but can be frozen.