Hi Bold Bakers!
When making fresh Popcorn at home you usually have to buy those store-bought microwave packets. They are a fast convenient solution, right? But did you know you can make it yourself in just 2 MINUTES in the microwave with only a brown paper bag and some popcorn kernels? It sounds crazy but when you try it you won’t believe the results.
Homemade Microwave Popcorn is the best kind of fast food. It is low-fat, gluten free, inexpensive and a great snack food. The best thing about making your own is that you get to control the ingredients that go into it, like real butter instead of a “butter-like substance” and so on. I’ll show you 3 Big & Bold Popcorn Flavors including Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn, Cheese & Rosemary Popcorn, & the most impressive Microwave Caramel Corn!
Popcorn can be a delicious blank canvas for you to add your favorite flavors and seasonings to. Some of my personal favorites are the original Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn. It’s buttery, salty and you can sneak it into the cinema in your handbag.
Microwave Movie Theatre-Style Popcorn
- ⅓ cup (60g/2oz) popcorn kernels
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons (1 ½oz/45g) butter, melted
Put the popcorn kernels in a medium brown paper bag. Roll the top of it closed nice and tight. This will keep in the steam while cooking
Place the bag upright in the microwave (not on it’s side)
Cook for roughly 1 minute 35-50 seconds or until the kernels stop popping at the rate of at least 1 per second. Keep an eye on it (NOTE: my microwave is 1200 watts so your cooking time may vary depending on your microwave)
In the brown paper bag, pour in the melted butter and shake the bag while pouring the butter in a slow stream. Enjoy immediately
*make sure there are no holes in your brown paper bag
* stay close by the microwave while cooking so you can hear it pop, the popcorn can burn if cooked too long
*Place bag standing upright, not on its side
*store popcorn in an airtight container for 2 days.
Weight Watchers Point: 4 Smart Points:8
Another incredible flavor is Cheesy Popcorn. I have always loved cheesy popcorn ever since I was a kid. My mum used to give us a bag going to school. My Cheese & Rosemary Microwave Popcorn is a little bit of a sophisticated version of what I grew up with but also a nod to the original. You can find my Cheese & Rosemary Microwave Popcorn recipe here.
Microwave Caramel Corn, who knew that was possible? Not me until recently. You will have to see it to believe it but trust me. Out of a brown paper bag comes crunchy Caramel Corn that is covered in a crisp shell of caramel that you would only imagine would have to be baked to get those results. You can find my Microwave Caramel Corn recipe here!
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