You will need (for a big bowl for two):
75g popping corn
1-2 tbsp flavourless oil
1 tsp nice sea salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
Get a large pan with a lid on a medium/high heat.
Drizzle on a little oil and swirl it around so it covers the base of the pan.
Put the popcorn into the pan and put the lid on (it helps if it’s a clear lid).
Keep the pan swirling around so that the popcorn doesn’t catch and wait for the corn to start popping.
Keep the pan moving until you can’t hear (or see) any more pops.
Remove the pan from the heat and take the lid off to let any steam escape.
Empty the popcorn into a large bowl and sprinkle over the salt and maple syrup, mix everything together well.
Serve while still warm.
When you weigh out the 75g it doesn’t look like much, you might accuse me of being tight, but it is enough to fill a large bowl, honestly.
Warm popcorn with a bit of salt and a bit of sweet; no more arguing over which one to buy. When I make my own popcorn I just can’t get over the price of it at the cinema! It’s so quick and cheap to make and with your own you know what’s in your bowl. This makes a great film accompaniment but also a nice change to crisps or biscuits that you (and by ‘you’ definitely not meaning ‘I’ *ahem*) can sometimes snack on.