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Christmas Movie Popcorn

December 19

We always have popcorn on movie nights in our house, the boys love it. Here it is served two ways – Spicy Buffalo Wing Popcorn & White Chocolate Raspberry Popcorn.

  • serves Serves 6
  • time 30 minutes


  1. 1. Add a few kernels of corn into a heavy-based pan with 1 tbsp of oil, cover with a clear lid and place over a medium high heat.
  2. 2. When the first kernels begin to pop, take them out of the pan and add the rest of the kernels in an even layer. Put the lid back on and shake gently so the oil covers all the kernels.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and count to 30 – or sing the chorus of Jingle Bells 3 times!
  4. 4. After 30 secs put the pan back on the heat and all of the kernels will start popping together. Gently shake the pan, lifting the lid slightly to let all the steam out.
  5. 5. When the popping starts to slow down, divide the popcorn between two large bowls.
  6. 6. To make the spicy buffalo wing popcorn, fry the pancetta in a pan over a medium heat until really crispy.
  7. 7. In another small pan over a medium heat melt the butter with the salt, sugar, hot sauce and baking soda and allow to bubble briefly.
  8. 8. Add the crispy pancetta, a little bit of the pancetta fat and the spicy butter mix to one of the bowls of popcorn, tossing well before serving whilst still slightly warm.
  9. 9. To make the white chocolate & raspberry popcorn, add the melted butter and grated chocolate to the remaining bowl of popcorn, allowing the heat of the popcorn to melt the chocolate.
  10. 10. Mix in the freeze dried raspberries and leave to cool before serving.


For the popcorn:

250g popcorn kernels

2 tbsp coconut oil

For the spicy buffalo wing popcorn:

100g Pancetta, very finely sliced

30g unsalted butter

Generous pinch sea salt

40g caster sugar

1 ½ tbsp hot sauce

⅛ teaspoons baking soda

For the white chocolate & raspberry popcorn:

20g unsalted butter, melted

50g white chocolate grated

15g freeze dried raspberry pieces (can be found in health food shops)