As summer approaches Kettle Corn is becoming all the rage. This could be because it is lower in calories than the summer carnival favorites elephant ears, corn dogs and caramel apples. For those who want a home Kettle Corn Recipe, Michelle Piniella wrote a great one click here for that. This article is for those ever increasing amount of people who inherited or bought the “monster” and I mean some thing that can make 60 gallons of popcorn!
Although they are in possession of the “Kettle of the Universe,” not many know how to flavor the popcorn. What they do know is to wear protective gear and get ready to stir a lot for a good five minutes! Http://www.candyflavor.com
Really, flavoring Kettle Corn is the most fun and easier to accomplish then smaller equipment. The reason is because Kettle Corn machines get very hot and at that point it almost does not matter if your flavor is water based or oil based. Heat takes care of a lot of things! One seller of Kettle Corn has this great video and he is SO into it! In his video he just uses coffee flavoring syrup to meet his flavor needs. I don’t recommend that because it is almost all water and very limited in what you can secure local to achieve flavor that way. But here is the enthusiastic Kettle Corn making video Jeff did.
You can do so much when it comes to flavoring kettle corn. Let’s start with my favorites. I am a “flavorist” besides an author of 29 books so I have LOTS of “favorites.” Caramel Apple being my first favorite. Candy Apple with is notes of crisp apple, cinnamon and cherry one of my second favorites when it comes to Kettle Corn. Bit-O-Honey another top favorite Kettle Corn Flavor and Rain Forest Crunch another flavor I developed for the Kettle Corn flavoring market. Rain Forest Crunch has notes of Coconut, Hazelnut, and Butterscotch to name a few.
Kettle Corn Recipe for Large Kettles
Your oil ratio will also be one part to two parts popcorn kernels. So 1:2, as in one cup of oil to 2 cups of popcorn kernels or for a larger batch 4 cups of oil to 8 cups of popcorn kernels. Sugar will mimic the oil ratio. So, if oil is 4 cups, the sugar to add later will be four cups. This also means your popcorn kernels for this recipe would be at 8 cups.
You can make a “Cracker jack” flavor by adding some molasses, caramel flavor into the hot mixture and peanut flavor, or furthering that Kettle Corn theme and adding real peanuts. You can get flavoring at Candy Flavor Dot Com .
Deborah Dolen is a Best Selling author of 3 books on Amazon (all three in winter 2012,) with a total of 29 DIY books available on the Amazon platform. She is also producer of seven Home and Garden types videos also available on Amazon. Her work is also on Amazon UK and Amazon France. Deborah lives in an area of Bradenton, Florida known as Palma Sola with her dog Ringo and is very active in the local Farmer's markets and social events. Deborah is also a flavorist which she loves. "If you love your work you will never work another day again in your life!"