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Re: [IPk] popcorn



Popping corn from scratch is not all that difficult, and you can avoid the
problem of it being disgustingly sweet (Butterkist? - yuck!!!) You just heat
up some veg oil (enough to cover the bottom of your pan) until its smoking,
then add corn to cover the bottom of the pan. Put a lid on and shake it for
about two minutes. I think theres about 16-18g of carb in every 25g of
popped popcorn - which would be quite a lot of popcorn! You can get the corn
in supermarkets, and as a bonus it also works out a lot cheaper.

On the subject of cooking from scratch, I need to tighten up my carb
counting, which has got pretty sloppy. I cook a lot of things from scratch
and this is where I have trouble working out carbs. Does anyone know of any
good books that give values for basic foods, rather than prepared meals?

Caroline
Pumper for one week.

----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 22 April 2002 09:06
Subject: Re: [IPk] popcorn


> Hi Jackie
> I've never found the ready made stuff that doesn't taste really really
sweet
> and is generally disgusting (eg Butterkist!). This one I found (that you
> microwave) comes from the health food shop and is really nice, and really
> easy - bung it in the microwave and it seems to pop perfectly in about 2
> minutes. Just can't figure out the carbs.
> Di
>
> On Sunday 21 April 2002 22:53, you wrote:
> > Hi Di
> >
> >
> > Give up the pop corn that you have to cook in a bag and buy the ready
made
> > stuff that comes in foil bags with the carb counts on the back.
> >
> > I tried cooking some for the twins and it was awful.  A lot of the corn
> > wouldn't "pop" and it said to try the bag for a bit longer!!!  It caught
> > fire in the microwave! It also tasted disgusting.   In fact it quite put
> > the twins off pop corn for a while.  I only bought it because I though
it
> > looked "fun" and I thought it wouldn't be so sweet and sugary as the
stuff
> > that comes ready popped in the bags.  I have fond memories of Butterkist
> > pop corn years ago.  I dont know if they still make it now.
> > I didnt find the ready made stuff did anything horrendous the Sasha
blood
> > sugars.  But then she only had a handful which was about 15 carbs.
> >
> > Jackie
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: 21 April 2002 22:02
> > Subject: [IPk] popcorn
> >
> > > I've been experimenting with popcorn (the kind you microwave
yourself) -
> > > it's just regular stuff with a bit of salt but nothing else. I was
> > > completely confused by the label which appeared to say either it's 15g
> > > per 1/4 bag, or 15g per whole bag (approx 4 cups) and I couldn't work
out
> > > which (American labelling which I often find confusing). The first
time I
> > > had it I went very high afterwards, so this time I bolused 2 units for
> > > half a bag (approx 2 cups) and I've just gone very low (though that
might
> > > just be the delayed result of a lot of activity this weekend). Does
> > > anyone have any experience with bolusing for plain popcorn?
> > > Di
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