Chilli Chocolate Popcorn, Cinnamon & Coconut Popcorn, Paprika & Garlic Savoury Popcorn – a special post for Deja-View Cinema!

Well well well! Yet again it’s been a busy week and it’s been a bit of a strange week making curtains, screens and popcorn. Yep I’ve been helping Seb (my other half who’s one third of the design studio Open Season) with his passion project – Deja View Cinema. He’s had this idea to set up his own little pop up cinema for a while now but he’s always so busy with work, he just hasn’t had the time. Over the past couple of weeks Seb has managed to put in a bit of time into designing the website (with the help of the Open Season Studio) and fine tuning the carefully curated films and now it’s opening very soon! It’ll be held in the front section of the Magic Johnston Studio with screenings every second Thursday night throughout winter. You can read the Thousands’ little blurb on Deja View here and you can find details of the sessions and movies ::here::. Friends at Little Creatures Brewery have very kindly sponsored the event so their extremely delicious beer with be on offer along with Punt Road Wines and of course POPCORN!!!!!

 

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The usual butter popcorn will of course be available but we also wanted to offer something a little different. This weekend I started experimenting with all sorts of different flavours to give the corn that extra pop! First up I made a Chilli Chocolate Popcorn which has a delicious subtle chocolaty flavour with little punches of chilli – it’s unexpectedly good and is Seb’s favourite. The second flavour I made was a cinnamon and coconut (I may have referred to my Flavour Thesaurus for inspiration!). These two flavours really do pair really well; I never would have thought these two would marry well together but they do! I seriously love my flavour thesaurus. If you love experimenting in the kitchen I’d recommend it. It’s an interesting read too. The last flavour I made was a savoury sort with paprika, garlic, onion and herbs. It was nice to have a savoury flavour to mix up between the sweet flavours too.

These popcorn flavours will be on offer at the John Candy Bar, along with Everyday Coffee choc-tops, lolly bags and chocolate bars. Finally! I’ll get to work at a cinema candy bar (my teenage dream job!) Hope to see you there.

Ps. Unfortunately I wont be posting next week (life is too hectic!) but keep in the loop with what I’m doing via instagram.

x e.

 

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Paprika & Garlic Savoury Popcorn

 

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Chilli Chocolate Popcorn

 

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Cinnamon & Coconut Popcorn

 

Chilli Chocolate Popcorn

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup corn
  •  kernels
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 tsp brown sugar

1. Place a large saucepan (that has a lid) over medium heat and pour in oil. Wait until it’s hot and place 2-3 kernels of popcorn in and once they’ve popped, add the remaining popcorn. Add salt, corn kernels and place lid over the top leaving it slightly ajar so the steam can escape. Shake the saucepan to ensure the kernels are covered in oil. Let cook, shaking the pan every few minutes to prevent sticking. Soon you’ll hear the popcorn popping like mad! Take off the heat once the popping has slowed to a stop (roughly 5 minutes) and pour the popcorn into a large bowl (preferably one with a lid).

2. In a small bowl add cocoa, cayenne pepper and brown sugar and mix. Pour melted butter over popcorn and then sprinkle the cocoa mixture over the top. Place lid over the top and shake to try to distribute the flavouring evenly. Uncover, serve and enjoy!

Paprika and Garlic Savoury Popcorn

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup corn
  •  kernels
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

1. Place a large saucepan (that has a lid) over medium heat and pour in oil. Wait until it’s hot and place 2-3 kernels of popcorn in and once they’ve popped, add the remaining popcorn. Add salt, corn kernels and place lid over the top leaving it slightly ajar so the steam can escape. Shake the saucepan to ensure the kernels are covered in oil. Let cook, shaking the pan every few minutes to prevent sticking. Soon you’ll hear the popcorn popping like mad! Take off the heat once the popping has slowed to a stop (roughly 5 minutes) and pour the popcorn into a large bowl (preferably one with a lid).

2. In a small bowl add garlic powder, sweet paprika, onion salt, oregano and thyme and mix.  Pour melted butter over popcorn and then sprinkle the savoury mixture over the top. Place lid over the top and shake to try to distribute the flavouring evenly. Uncover, serve and enjoy!

 

Cinnamon & Coconut Popcorn 

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • kernels
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp coconut finely desiccated 
  • 3 tsp brown sugar

 

1. Place a large saucepan (that has a lid) over medium heat and pour in oil. Wait until it’s hot and place 2-3 kernels of popcorn in and once they’ve popped, add the remaining popcorn. Add salt, corn kernels and place lid over the top leaving it slightly ajar so the steam can escape. Shake the saucepan to ensure the kernels are covered in oil. Let cook, shaking the pan every few minutes to prevent sticking. Soon you’ll hear the popcorn popping like mad! Take off the heat once the popping has slowed to a stop (roughly 5 minutes) and pour the popcorn into a large bowl (preferably one with a lid).

2. In a small bowl add cinnamon, coconut and brown sugar and mix. Pour melted butter over popcorn and then sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the top. Place lid over the top and shake to try to distribute the flavouring evenly. Uncover, serve and enjoy!

 

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  1. I’m so glad that small-scale events like this are becoming more and more common in Australia. It’s better quality, better value, and most importantly, it’s more fun! Totally cool of you to get involved.

  2. What a great project, and your awesome-looking gourmet popcorn just makes going to the movies an even more enticing prospect!

  3. such creative and delicious ideas!
    xx

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