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Dirteh Popcorn

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

This recipe is borrowed from my cousin Diddles and is completely her own work. I love it when kitchen-savvy people come to stay and play the xbox with me and provide me with munchies. This one’s genius.

You need:

– A large pot with a lid to contain the madness,
– Two tablespoons of veggible oil,
– Enough popcorn kernels to cover the base of said pot, and then some… a layer and a half for two people.
– 8 squares of cooking chocolate… or 100g of your scientific units maybe?
– A teaspoonish of salt.

I love making real popcorn. Heating the oil to sizzling point and throwing the kernels into their doom, watching them writhe in panic like Gremlins in sunlight as they’re shaken vigorously by a hungry human until that first one suddenly can’t take it anymore and blows itself up, self sacrifice for my belly. Then the lid goes on and furious poppidge ensues, possibly the most entertaining thing a five year old can experience of your average Sunday evening. Just remember to agitate the pot so that the unpopped stuff is always touching the base, that’s all it takes.

When the last few kamikaze kernels are popping and the madness dies down, she goes off the heat to relax. That’s when the chocolate gets zapped in the microwave for 3 of your longest minutes (or two if you’ve a fauncy 200W microzapper) until it reaches a creamy state.

Mix it or drizzle it, it doesn’t matter, but do add the salt, as weird as it seems, it works.

Diddle’s dirteh popcorn. Better than an attack of the Jaffa Cakes, that’s fo sure.

Bring on the comments

  1. Holemaster says:

    Humina humina

  2. Hmmm… I’m reminded of Pretzel Flipz (remember those chocolate coated pretzels that were around for a while?) I can very much see this working…

  3. Granny says:

    I could do that!

  4. Jo says:

    Hmm. Chocolate poocorn. Dirteh indeed. We are popcorn purists, butter and salt. Though I do have a mind to someday add chopped coriander and see what happens?

  5. Jo says:

    Hmm. Chocolate popcorn. Dirteh indeed. We are popcorn purists, butter and salt. Though I do have a mind to someday add chopped coriander and see what happens?

    Phew!! Stopped the post just in time when I realised I’d written ‘Chocolate poocorn. Dirteh indeed.’ God!

  6. Baino says:

    Ugh getting fat just reading about it

  7. Jo says:

    Didn’t stop it in time! Gah!

  8. Camron says:

    Wow. I can’t wait to try this. Sounds sinful and fun – very good things!

  9. thats so so so naughty so so bad and you know what i likes it. tried the recipe there the other night and it was yummers. hmmm very very nice indeed. thanks again for sharng

  10. K8 says:

    Popcorn. The forgotten munchie.

    :)

    Gawd, but I’m sorry for the lazy commenting, my behaviour is appalling. Blogging socks to be pulled up, sharpish.

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