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This was in the paper recently I have not tried it but it sounds delicious!- The recipe is actually for Popcorn Cashew Caramel Boulders!



-150g popping corn (ie, enough to make 120g popped corn)


150g unsalted roasted cashews, chopped


250g caster sugar


25g muscovado sugar (or black treacle)


50g golden syrup


50g condensed milk


25g unsalted butter


Cook the popcorn, 50g at a time, in a microwave or a saucepan. If doing it in a microwave, place the corn in a large bowl, cover with a dinner plate and cook on full power for about three minutes - any longer and you'll risk burning it. Tip the popped corn into a big mixing bowl, discard any unpopped kernels, then cook another 50g. To cook in a saucepan, put 50g of corn in the pot and place over a high heat, with the lid firmly in place, until the popping slows to one-second intervals. Remove and repeat as above. Once all the corn is popped, stir in the nuts.


Place the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, together with 75ml water, and boil until the bubbling slows and the mixture looks thick. Spoon a little of the caramel into a glass of cold water: if it firms rapidly, it's ready; if not, boil a little longer. Carefully pour the caramel over the corn mix - watch you don't get any on your skin, because it will cause a nasty burn. Using two spoons, stir the caramel, nuts and popcorn - you have about a minute before the caramel cools and hardens too much to stir. Finally, grab handfuls of the coated corn and press into eight or nine 'boulders'.------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Edit, if no one objects, I am going to move this to the recipe forum so that we can all refer back to it. YUM! Claret

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