Hello everyone, Karen here on a rainy Saturday with a quick and easy recipe that's fun to do! This is a great activity to do as a family, and makes the perfect accompaniment to your rainy day movie marathon!
This is a recipe for Nooch Popcorn or Nutritional Yeast Popcorn. It's delicious and has a taste akin to my favourite childhood snack, Wotsits!
I love nutritional yeast (as my friends at Village Greens can attest too). I never run out and love that I can just refill my container at Village Greens when I need to. It has a fab cheesy flavour and so can replace parmesan or cheese in lots of recipes, and it has lots of health benefits. It is full of B vitamins, is a complete protein, contains antioxidants, contains trace minerals and is a source of fibre. (Source: hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/food-drink/nutrition/health-benefits-of-nutritional-yeast/)
TO MAKE ONE BATCH OF NOOCH POPCORN YOU WILL NEED: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 big heaped tbsp coconut oil (other oils can be used but coconut oil is good because it has a high smoke point)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (to start with)
1/3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper (optional)
First mix your flavourings (nutritional yeast, salt and pepper) in a large bowl that has a lid.
Then heat the oil in a large pan on a medium high heat until it melts.
Put 4 individual kernels in the oil and wait for them all to pop.
Remove the popped kernels, pour in the rest of the kernels, give the pan a shake to coat them and then put the lid on.
The kernels will start popping. I usually give the pan a little shake every now and then and very soon the pan will be filled with popped corn.
When the popping slows down to single, slow pops remove from the heat and give the pan a shake to make sure the popcorn doesn't continue to cook and burn.
Wait a few more moments to be sure the popping has stopped and remove the lid.
Pour the popcorn into the bowl with the flavourings and then...get shaking! Have a little dance with your bowl until the popcorn is fully coated.
And it's ready! Give it a taste and add more flavourings if needed. I usually start with less so that I can add more if needed and I usually end up adding another big spoonful of nutritional yeast and plenty of pepper.
Making popcorn is easy and it's a good thing to do yourself because you can make it just how you like it. You could try adding different herbs and spices such as Italian mixed herbs or paprika (or poprika!). For a sweet popcorn my favourite flavourings are cinnamon and sugar.
So there you are, something to try on a rainy summer day.
Oh and one tip...don't spend too much time photographing while the popcorn is cooking. If you're not paying attention, it can very quickly burn! Oops!
Thanks for reading, enjoy your weekend everyone!