Why buy popcorn when you can make tubs and tubs of it very cheaply at home? I didn’t even know that you can make your own popcorn till I was about 11 or 12. I was visiting my cousin and she taught me how to make popcorn. Then, I taught my friend at her home (I think I brought over some I had made at home) and until today, her mother remembers me for the popcorn.

I use this brand now to make popcorn. It comes in a resealable bag and it keeps for a very long time. It can be popped ‘white’ or ‘yellow’ – I bought the ‘white’ ones.

You can easily get this at Cold Storage.

The best part of making your own popcorn is that you can experiment with as many flavours as you want. I’ve been watching the Food Network and in America they are really big on Kettle Corn. You can flavour your popcorn savoury or sweet or even the bizarre (I had bubblegum flavoured popcorn once).

These are some of the flavours I’ve tried:

Caramel

Put popped corns aside. In the saucepan, heat some sugar till caramelised and then pour over popped kernels till coated well. Before that, you may want to add a bit of melted butter over too. My children love this.

Plain Cinnamon

Just sprinkle lots and lots of powdered cinnamon over the popcorn. Very healthy and good for your health. Don’t add melted butter.

Herbs and Salt

This is French-style. Sprinkle sea salt over and Herbs de Provence. Shake well to coat and serve.

Butter and Salt

Melt lots of butter. Sprinkle over popcorn and then sprinkle salt. Very salty, buttery popcorn. Mmmm…

I’m going to try out other flavours when I can. 🙂