Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cherry Cordial Popcorn

We have two girls in our ward who were baptized last spring. They are both so cute. I just love them dearly. They were both born in our ward. Both their parents had been members of the church since they were in high school. But they hadn't attended in years. They were active in another church. Their family attended the open house of the Draper Temple. Nicole and Ashley were so excited by it that they convinced their parents to let them have the discussions. The whole family started coming to church. They will be going through the temple and being sealed at the end of the month. They are so happy. Lisa, the mom, is now my visiting teaching partner. I have never had such a committed partner. They are just an amazing family. I'm so excited for them.

Last week, they brought me some Cherry Cordial Popcorn for my birthday. It was so yummy, I decided I should figure out how to make it.

Cherry Cordial Popcorn

4 quarts popped corn
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Cherry flavoring oil (available at bakers supply stores like Baker's Cash & Carry)
red food coloring
semi sweet molding chocolate
white molding chocolate

Keep freshly-popped orn warm in large baking pan in 200 degree oven. Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Bring to poil. stirring constantly. Cook to 250 degrees without stirring. Remove from heat. After boiling action ceases, add flavoring and color. Add soda and stir in quickly but thoroughly. Put warm popcorn in a large bowl. Pour syrup at once while foamy over warm popcorn. Mix gently to coat popcorn. Spread onto parchment paper and break into pieces.

Melt chocolate in microwave, one minute at a time at 30% power until barely melted. Drizzle over popcorn. Do the same with the white chocolate.

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