I want to start this blog with a memory that summarizes my childhood in one image, caramel popcorn, my grandmother; who bravely took care of us from time to time, made this little balls of popcorn in the afternoons, they were the best, we would invite all our little neighbours and wait in anticipation for my grandma to have them ready. We would spend the afternoon eating popcorn, drinking lemonade and playing in the street with the rest of our neighbours. I think in the end, these memories are the ones that become important, the time we spend together along with the love and care you receive from your family turns into this universal language that stays engraved on your memory and further on, we pass it along. Today I get to see my niece and nephew; I’m taking them popcorn…
- 1 cup of popcorn kernels
- 1 piece of dark brown cane sugar
- 1 cup of water
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pour the water in a large pan and drop the cane sugar bar, let it heat so that it melts completely, medium heat is best, in the mean time; make the popcorn and when it’s ready put it in a large dish. Once the sugar has melted, put the ¼ teaspoon of baking soda in stir until it doubles its size. Empty the liquid onto the popcorn and with 2 cooking spoons shape the balls little by little. Warning! It is very hot! This is not the type of recipe that children can help you out with; it is advisable to use plastic gloves to shape the balls.
Now; for the part that I take for me…(can’t help it!) I sprinkle a little bit of sea salt to the popcorn when the caramel is still hot, heaven!