I remember back when I was in middle school, I went to Hanoi to visit my relatives. At that time my older cousin just bought a popcorn machine, so we were really excited to try it out. I don’t know if it was because the machine was not functioning well or there were some problems with the corn, but the machine was running for over 10 minutes straight without any kernel popping, although the sweet smell was already penetrating the whole house. My mom after that tried to make popcorn on the stovetop but did not succeed either. When I read about popcorn machine online, the sites that sell it often say that it’s really time and effort consuming to make popcorn on stovetop: you have to adjust the fie often, to shake the saucepan often, that the corn kernels can be easily burned or not popped, etc, so I was really hesitant when it comes to making popcorn at home.
It was not until I stumbled on this video, and saw that she made it so easily, that I wanted to try making it again. I read the original recipe, tried it out and…succeed! The whole process was really hassle-free, you only have to keep one level of fire from start to finish, and there is almost no corn kernel that is burned or not popped. I said ‘almost’ because of course the fact that the kernels pop or not also depend on the quality of the corn, whether the corn is new or old, etc. But I’ve used this method for over 10 batches, and the result were all amazing. In this post, besides introducing the method, I will also introduce 4 popcorn flavours, both sweet and savoury.
Công thức tiếng Việt: Cách làm bắp rang (4 vị: bơ nâu, chocolate, cay, mè đen)