Having deprived my children for the past six years (a ghoulish excuse to beg for Enumber-laden sweets!), I have finally succumbed to Halloween.
My fellow villagers know which residents welcome trick or treaters and, as the children all go together in one group, it’s not an evening-long intrusion. So, I have decided to allow my little ones to dress up (in cute non gory costumes of course!) and participate.
- We have stocked up on goodies and I
- plan to make some of this wicked popcorn –
- which will give the little spooks either a
- trick (one is spiced with chilli) or a treat!
I think the youngsters will love this Russian-roulette chance to giggle at their friends who choose chilli.
Don’t worry though, we’ll have glasses of water at the ready!
Have fun and stay safe everyone!
Trick or Treat Popcorn
Time 15 mins
Makes 2 large pans
Per portion: Calories 149
Fat 6g of which 1g is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians
Popcorn 200g (7oz)
Olive oil 4 tbsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Golden caster sugar 1-2 tbsp
1 Cook two panfuls of popcorn one after the other: For the first batch place 100g (3½oz) of popcorn, 2 tablespoons of oil, salt and chilli powder into a pan and stir thoroughly. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and heat gently. Shake occasionally to prevent burning, and continue heating until popping subsides.
2 Remove from heat and leave to stand until no more popping can be heard. Stir thoroughly, taste and add a little more chilli powder if necessary.
3 Repeat with remaining popcorn (without salt or chilli) but add sugar at the end of the cooking time when leaving pan to stand. Leave to cool slightly before popping into bowls and serving to your trick or treaters!
A Dairy Diary recipe.