P is for Popcorn

Popcorn has long been a favourite snack for Bear and Bee.  We have progressed from having it plain to simple toppings such as icing sugar or honey and butter.  I have an air popper which is in my opinion the best way to make popcorn at home.  You have total control over the amount of fat and sugar you add to the popcorn as well as adding a little bit of drama to the kitchen.  It is wonderful to see the look of anticipation on your child's face as they wait for the first piece of corn to pop. As well as the excitement as the level of popcorn builds and ultimately overflows the machine into the bowl.
Getting ready to make popcorn
Getting ready to make popcorn
Pouring in the corn kernels
Bee pouring in the corn kernels
Waiting for the popping to start
Waiting for the popping to start
Here comes the popcorn
Here it comes
Shaking the bowl to coat the popcorn
Bear shaking the bowl to coat the popcorn
Lots of lovely honey popcorn
Lots of lovely honey popcorn

There are lots of flavour combinations you can try with popcorn
Honey - 1 tbs melted butter, 2 tbs honey
Barbecue - 2 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp onion salt
Cheese – finely grated tasty cheese
Cinnamon - 2 tsp icing sugar mixture, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Cinnamon and Apple - 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 25g butter, melted, 1/3 cup dried apple, chopped

Hot Poppin' Popcorn - The Wiggles
Hot Poppin'Popcorn by the Wiggles is a great board book for young children.  It is based on the DVD and CD of the same name and will provide a lot of fun seeing what the Wiggles get up to at the circus.  And of course you and your child can read this book while you enjoy a bowl of freshly popped popcorn!
What is your favourite popcorn flavour?

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