Welcome to the weekend folks!
I just want to say Happy New Year to all my Chinese reader out there! Gong Xi Fa Cai!
So, what’s your idea for a great weekend? I’m pretty sure some of you chose to crash the couch while watching a movie and munchin’ on something. Tell you what, what if that ‘something’ turn out to be Cookies and Cream Popcorn? FUCKIN’ ACE ain’t it?
Here’s what you need:
100 grams of popcorn kernel
200 grams of white chocolate. If you can afford a real white chocolate (not like the ones pictured here), it’d be much better. But, if you’re stuck with compound chocolate, it’ll work just fine.
150 grams of Oreo. Regular tasting cream only, please. No fancy ones!
A splash of oil
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Unpack your Oreos and put it inside a plastic bag. Ziploc type bag worked best since it prevent the cookie from spilling everywhere. Smash it with something hard, in my case, rolling pin. Set aside after everything is reduced into a mush.
Step 2 – Get a pan with a lid, and pour a splash of oil in. Not too much, just enough to coat the kernel. Set the heat to medium, and pour your kernel in, and CLOSE THE LID.. The process until first pop will depend on the heat. It took me around 3 minutes until the first popping sound is heard.
|I pour too much oil, ended up using kitchen towel to drain the excess out :||
|Protection is necessary|
Step 3 – Swirl the pan occasionally to ensure no kernel left unpopped! Remember, Kernel’s don’t leave other kernel behind!
Step 4 – Once all popping sounds recedes, transfer the popcorn to a large bowl, set aside
Step 5 – Melt your chocolate. You can use fancy technique I use in the Chocolate Nutella Mousse recipe, but it’s a bit time consuming, so I’m going with the microwave. I’m melting it on high, on a 30 second burst. So every 30 second, stir, 30 second, stir. It took me precisely 75 seconds to melt the chocolate completely. Oh, and use a microwave proof bowl!
|The humble-old-beaten-up microwave|
|Still hot, almost melted completely.|
Step 6 – Assemble! First, pour your Oreo, stir. BE CAREFUL! Popcorns are fragile and should be treated with utmost respect! Use a spatula and a slicing motion. Slicing motion is a movement in which you cut through the popcorn as if you’re slicing it. After the Oreo is incorporated, pour the chocolate and say this with me; “HALLELUJAH!”
|Oreo taking a peek|
Step 7 – Indulge. Forget. The. World.
This simple much is full of calories for sure, but it hits the spot! Give this recipe a try!