You don’t have this at your house. I’m sure of it because I never had it until I became a Clawson. It is the best stinking popcorn around. It’s not one of those super easy recipes, and you have to have a candy thermometer, but what a better reason to go buy one! I take every opportunity I can to visit Kitchen Kneads here in Logan, and peruse the aisles of their kitchen fantasy land. It is lovely. My last visit………I walked out of there with a new electric pressure cooker, meat/candy thermometer (the kind that can stay poked in your meat and the display is on your kitchen counter), pepper grinder (it’s awesome!) and baby whisk. It was a very productive visit. I was Christmas shopping, and I got everything I asked for! James loves it when I get the presents for him! Back to popcorn……….you should taste this stuff! The recipe comes from one of my lovely sister-in-laws (I have 9 of them all together) granny’s cookbook. Her name was Nona and she was a cook!! There are quite a few of her recipes that are old standbys at my house. Actually, I think she was a caterer since some of her recipes are gigantic!
The popcorn is called Yankee Doodle, and I have no idea why. When I first tried the recipe I had to call Jimmy’s mom to ask a few questions. The recipe was enormous and I wasn’t quite sure how to go about making something of this magnitude. James’ mom told me to quarter the batch and I’d do just fine. Thank you Eileen! I can’t imagine what would have happened had I tried to do the whole recipe. I may have even killed myself with all that super hot toffee stuff poured all over the place. Today though I make a double batch in the biggest, sturdiest pan I’ve got. Like any candy making have a good pan. None of these flimsy little pots. You won’t ever regret making this popcorn, but be prepared for a little hard work. Call me if you’re in the middle of it, and you’ve got a question. That’s usually what I do! Have this out when you have company over and watch it fly! Popcorn does that to people.