Welcome back to another episode of the Round Robin Blog Fest!! This month's topic is:
What is your favorite food or meal?
Hmmm....this wasn't an easy one. I love all kinds of food, except cabbage rolls, I don't like cabbage rolls. (Sorry, Mom.)
When I think about foods that mean a lot to me, the two tops are my favorite Christmas treats: Gingerbread and Baked Caramel Corn. YUM! There is a good reason why I only make them to enjoy at Christmas and give most of it away. I've discovered it's the one treat a lot of my friends won't make since it is a finicky recipe, but they all love receiving along with both gingerbread and peppermint cookies. Yes, my house smells amazing around this time of year!
My late mother-in-law came across this recipe long before my kids were born and it quickly became a family favorite. Sweet and crunchy--especially when you add nuts!--as the cookbook says "WARNING - it's addictive!" Many a waistband has exploded after consuming copious quantities of the stuff!
I do hope you'll try my recipe. Make sure to follow the directions carefully, the caramel has to be just right or it won't work.
Baked Caramel Corn
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
6 quarts popped corn
Preheat oven to 250F (120C)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
Bring to a boil for 5 minutes (this is the finicky part!!) DO NOT STIR!
Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.
Put popped corn in a well-greased roaster.
Gradually pour syrup over, stir well and bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Still hungry? Why don't we go over and see what Beverley Bateman enjoys to eat?
And if you have a large appetite, drop on by the other authors in the Round Robin Blog Fest to see what they like to munch...
Marci Baun: http://www.marcibaun.com/
A.J. Maguire: http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Fiona McGier: http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Judith Copek: http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Diane Bator: http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Beverley Bateman: http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Skye Taylor: http://skye-writer.com/
Ginger Simpson: http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Victoria Chatham: http://victoriachatham.webs.com/
Margaret Fieland: http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Rachel Kosnski: http://the-doodling-booktease.tumblr.com
Anne Stenhouse: http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com
Heidi M. Thomas: http://heidiwriter.wordpress.com/
Helena Fairfax: http://helenafairfax.com/
Kay Sisk: http://kaysisk.blogspot.com
Rhobin Courtright: http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/