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Tuesday Taste Tempter 10.23.07

Tuesday Taste Tempter 10.23.07

The Messenger each Tuesday will feature a recipe on the Community Lifestyles page.
Recipes will include those submitted to The Messenger by manufacturing companies, publicists and local readers.
In order for a local reader to have a recipe considered for publication, the recipe must be typed. No handwritten recipes will be accepted. No exceptions. Measurements such as tablespoon and teaspoon should be spelled out. No abbreviations, please. Submissions must also include the cook’s name, address and day-time telephone number.
Recipes may be submitted by mail to Donna Ryder, Associate Editor, Tuesday’s Taste Tempters, P.O. Box 430, Union City TN 38281 or by e-mail at dryder@ucmessenger.com.
Today’s recipe has been submitted by National Popcorn Board, www.popcorn.org.

Edible Popcorn Party Bowl
Yield: 1 bowl
10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 drops food color, optional

Spray the inside of a large, stainless steel bowl with cooking spray and the outside of a second large, stainless steel bowl; set aside.
These two bowls will be used to form popcorn bowl at end of cooking time.
(Note: if one bowl is smaller than the other, spray the outside of the smaller bowl).
Spray a 3rd large bowl with cooking spray and place popped popcorn inside; set aside.
Stir sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt together in a medium sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and boil for 3 minutes to allow steam to wash down sides of pan. Remove lid and attach candy thermometer to pan. Allow mixture to boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 290º F. Stir in food color, if desired.
Working quickly, pour syrup over popcorn and toss with a large spoon until popcorn is thoroughly coated. Pour popcorn mixture into first prepared bowl and use a spoon to push mixture evenly up onto sides of bowl.
Firmly press second prepared bowl onto popcorn to form popcorn bowl. Allow popcorn bowl to cool completely between stainless steel bowls.
To serve, tip popcorn bowl out and place on platter.
Fill with popcorn to serve.
Published in The Messenger on 10.23.07

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