Hi there. Welcome back to "On the go with EF"
You might have been here before, but I haven’t so, let me introduce myself.
My name is Kendra and I’m joining the crew as the resident food nerd.
Having grown up in the U.S., both in California and Boston,
I’ve been able to try food from many different cultures,
so I look forward to sharing some of those traditions with you.
There’s one holiday very specific to America that’s coming up on October 31st: Halloween!
I’m going to show you a really cool Halloween treat featuring a classic Halloween candy.
Caramel candy corn popcorn. You heard right. I like my Halloween poppin’.
The first step? Pop your popcorn.
I’m doing mine on the stove, but the microwave works just as well.
So, now that our popcorn is all set, all we have to do is make the caramel sauce,
which is a sauce made of caramelized sugar.
For that, that we’ll need 150 grams brown sugar, another 150 grams light syrup,
125 grams butter, about a half teaspoon baking soda, and another half teaspoon salt
and as much candy corn or other candy as you want.
So, let’s get started!
So, caramel sauce...
First, in a pot, combine your butter, salt, syrup and brown sugar
and stir constantly until it starts to boil.
As soon as it starts boiling, stop stirring and let it sit for five minutes.
After that, remove it from the heat and stir in your baking soda.
You know it’s starting to boil when you see little bubbles popping up on top.
There’s your caramel sauce!
Now, just pour your caramel on the popcorn.
Try to get as much covered as you can.
And then pop it into the oven at 125˚ Celcius for about 15 minutes.
Just stir the popcorn so all of the caramel touches every kernel.
It’s nice and ooey, gooey and sticky... and hot, so be careful.
Then sprinkle on the candy corn while the caramel is still hot so it sticks.
Now let the popcorn cool down until it gets nice and crunchy
Mmmmmm. Now, this is a Halloween treat worth dressing up for.
As soon as the popcorn has cooled off, you’ll be able to break it apart, just like candy.
Do you celebrate Halloween in your country? If so, what was your best Halloween costume?
Comment below and I’m going to send one of you a bag of Halloween candy, including candy corn.
And do come back next week because we’ll be celebrating more Halloween!