"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Old-Time Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindy Lemieux
Added: Saturday, December 27, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
20 cups popped popcorn (about 1 cup unpopped),
2 cups Sugar,
1 1/2 cups water,
1/2 cup light corn syrup,
1 tsp. vinegar,
1/2 tsp. salt,
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Oven 300
Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Put popcorn in a large roasting pan: keep warm in a 300 oven. Butter the sides of a 2-quart saucepan. In it combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook to 250 (hard-ball stage). stirring frequently (mixture should boil gently over entire surface). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Slowly pour mixture over hot popcorn. Stir just till mixed. Butter hands; using a buttered cup, scoop up popcorn mixture. Shape with buttered hands into 2 1/2 to 3 inch balls.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
13 to 15 balls

 

 

 

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