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4 Extraordinary Popcorn Recipes for the Oscars

These four fancy popcorn variations will surprise you and make the night of the Oscars a perfect one!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s about time: the legendary Oscars are at the doorstep. While movie stars and starlets prepare their outfits, hairstyles and company months ahead, we’re making last minute preparations. But there’s no perfect Oscars night without some culinary delights providing the evening with your girls the right shine and extravaganza. Therefore, we’ll introduce you today to four quick popcorn recipes that you didn’t know for sure.

1. Chocolate Snack

The delicious popcorn with chocolate fondant looks tempting yet is low in calories and prepared in no time.

 

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You need: 

1/4 cup of corn
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1,5 tsp. cocoa powder
1,5 tsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. oil (rape or sunflower oil)
A dash of salt

Preparation: 

Heat the oil and the corn in a saucepan, close the lid. Meanwhile, mix cinnamon, sugar, salt and cocoa powder and sift at discretion. As soon as the corn pops, agitate the pan above the hotplate and dispense the cocoa mix. Let cool down, decorate, savour!

 

2. Pink Popcorn

With this, you’ll be the star at the next Oscars party because the recipe for pink Popcorn that meets the Unicorn trend might as well deserve the coveted trophy…

 

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You need: 

40 g corn
40 ml cooking cream
1 tbsp. oil
70 g sugar
A dash of salt
1/4 tbsp. maple sirup
1/2 tsp. vanilla flavour
3 drips of food dye (red)

Preparation:

Heat the oil and the corn in a saucepan, close the lid. Meanwhile, bring the cream, sirup, sugar and salt to boil at medium temperature, stirring at all time. Stir in the vanilla flavour and the food dye while cooling, then spread over the popping corn. Let the popcorn dry and cool down on a baking plate, sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

 

 3. Cheese Corn

There are always some party guests who don’t like it sweet. In such cases there’s a pretty simple principle changing each half-decent dish into a gourmet delicacy: au gratin with cheese. This is how it works:

 

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Du brauchst: 

1/4 cup of corn
100 g grated Parmesan cheese
150 g grated Mozzarella cheese

Preparation:

Heat the oil and the corn in a saucepan, close the lid. As soon as the corn has popped, arrange it on a baking plate and spread the cheese over it. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes (depending on the desired golden colour) at 150 degrees circulating air, after cooling serve with fresh parsley and sour cream.

 

4. Rosemary Pops

Friends of salty food who are not into the rich cheese dish late at night might go back to the hearty low-carb popcorn variation. Made with much love and very fast these rosemary pops are a healthy light pleasure that doesn’t show on your scales for sure.

 

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You need: 

50 g corn
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 sprigs of rosemary
Some salt and pepper
Chili powder and/or grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Finely chop the rosemary, keep a few twigs to decorate. Mix the oil with the chopped rosemary in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add the corn and agitate the pan as soon as the corn starts popping. Season with grated parmesan, salt, pepper and chilli powder at discretion, decorate with the remaining rosemary twigs and serve.
Enjoy a great meal and thrilling Oscars!

Translation: Danielle De Bie

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