Traditional Zimbabwe Recipes and those using ingredients available in Zimbabwe. A Truly African recipe collection. What are Zimbabwe recipes? Cuisine from a mixture of cultures both African and European. Enjoy this collection - which uses available ingedients.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
We all like popcorn - especially the savory kind - lots of butter and salt or even coated in cheese.
This is different and makes a lovely sweet treat. ideal for children's parties or just to have when sitting around watching a good movie!
1 cup unpopped - pop in the ususal way
1/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup syrup (flavour of your choice - honey, maple, caramel)
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pop popcorn, salt to taste. Combine all other ingredients except soda in a saucepan. Boil to the soft boil stage (use a candy thermometer if you have one ). When you reach soft boil stage, stir in baking soda. Pour caramel sauce over popped corn.
To make popcorn balls, wait until cool enough to handle. Coat your hands with butter. Form balls, but don't pack. Wrap in plastic wrap. Enjoy!
These do last for a few days wrpped this way so can be made ahead but are better fresh.