Sunday, 12 August 2012
You really don't need a fancy pants popcorn maker cluttering up the kitchen. just a good old multi-purpose saucepan. I use a tiny bit of rapeseed oil to 'aid thermal transmission' and add a handful of kernels. Then, this is the important bit so pay attention. Put the lid on. Otherwise you'll have an unholy mess as those enthusiastic cereal grains come to life and start jumping out of the pan. After a couple of minutes or so, you'll here them propelling themselves upwards, trying to make the great escape. You can view what's going on in their by following the link here. Give the pan a couple of shakes and once all has gone silent it's time to take a peek. Then I shake in just a little salt and transfer to a lunch tub. The whole lot is normally gone before I've drunk my first cup of tea in the office!