Mi Huerta Market
By Sarah Chovanetz
World Series Popcorn
November 2017 will be a month to remember for Houston, Texas! For the first time in history, our very own baseball team, The Houston Astros, WON THE WORLD SERIES! It’s an incredible victory for our city and quite the comeback since Hurricane Harvey only 2 months ago. Our company is very proud of this accomplishment and because of that we wanted to share a fun and easy way to celebrate such a tremendous win.
What are some things we enjoy at a baseball game? Hotdogs, nachos, soda, candy, and POPCORN! Popcorn is a great snack and won’t fill you up too much. Not to mention it comes in different flavors. Popcorn has definitely evolved over the years and continues to be a best seller when it comes to concession stand food. I think a couple of reasons why is because it has an airy feel with each bite, the hint of butter and salt is perfectly combined and you can pop as many as you like or save some for later. It’s a versatile snack and who knew so many flavors would be created with such a tiny little kernel?! Pretty awesome.
This recipe is considered a “ballpark great” with a few delicious additions; Our very own authentic, Mexican vanilla and Piloncillo. We felt this particular recipe was fit for the World Series victory and can also be used for any sporting event or movie night in the future. Get ready to grab some napkins because once you pop this recipe you won’t be able to stop! Let’s get poppin’! And Go Astros!
World Series Popcorn
7 quarts plain popped popcorn
2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
2 cups Mi Huerta Piloncillo**
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Mi Huerta Vanilla extract***
1. Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Combine the Piloncillo, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don’t worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
4. Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
AND ENJOY! On behalf of Mi Huerta, we hope you and your family had a wonderful time watching the World Series and we can’t wait to see many more games with our beloved Astros! GO TEAM!