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With the colder weather still with us, there is nothing more glorious than snuggling up on the sofa to watch a good film and one of the most important things, you must get your snacks right, the last thing you want is to have to actually move from your warm, snuggly haven.
One of my absolute must try’s is this mouth watering white chocolate and lavender popcorn, now it may take slightly longer than the kind that you nuke in the microwave, but I can assure you it is worth every extra second.
There are only a few ingredients that you need to achieve Movie Night perfection!
2 1/2 tablespoons Culinary dried lavender (make sure its food grade!)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1-2 tablespoons milk
8 ounces high-quality white chocolate, melted
coloured sugar for sprinkling
A few hours (or at least 30 minutes) before popping, pour olive oil in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of lavender, allowing it to sit at least 30 minutes. Remove lavender with a slotted spoon, then heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Once hot, add in a few kernels, and as soon as they pop, add in the rest, covering the pot. Slightly shake the pot and reduce heat to medium, shaking the pot every few seconds until all of the popcorn pops.
In a bowl, whisk together sugar, vanilla bean paste, 1 tablespoon of milk and 1/2 tablespoon lavender. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk a few drops at a time. If it is too thin, add in more sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
Drizzle popcorn with lavender vanilla glaze, then melted white chocolate, and immediately sprinkle with remaining lavender. Spread on a baking sheet in clusters and pieces, allowing to sit for 15 minutes or so until the chocolate and glaze firm to room temperature. Eat!
Recipe Source: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/07/white-chocolate-lavender-vanilla-popcorn/