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What's Cooking: AZ Wine & Dine

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On Thursday, there's an Arizona Wine and Dine event at Scottsdale Quarter where 20 restaurants will have samples of food, wine and beer to try along with live music.

Lance Whipple, the executive pastry chef at the Four Seasons Resort, is one of the participants in the event and he stopped by the FOX 10 studios to share a recipe for spicy bacon caramel corn.

Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn

Brown sugar                8 oz
Butter                    4 oz
Corn syrup                2 oz
Honey                    1 oz
Kosher Salt                1 Tbsp
White popcorn kernels        3 oz
Cooked Bacon                3 ¼ oz

Method:

  1. Pop popcorn.  
  2. Chop cooked bacon. 
  3. Bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, honey, and salt to a boil. Add bacon. 
  4. Let cool for a few minutes (this will keep the popcorn from shrinking as much)
  5. Toss over the popcorn. 
  6. Spread out onto a waxpaper lined pan. 
  7. Sprinkle with spice mix. 
  8. Bake at 290 for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  


Yields 1 pan.  

Spice Mix
Chipotle        ½ oz
Paprika         ½ oz
Chili powder    ½ oz
Cayenne        ½ oz

Kosher salt    1 ¼ oz

Smore Caramel Corn

Brown sugar                            8 oz
Butter                                      4 oz
Corn syrup                              2 oz
Honey                                     1 oz
Kosher Salt                             1 Tbsp
White popcorn kernels           3 oz
Graham Crackers                    12 crackers
Marshmallow                          3 oz
Chocolate Chips                     5 oz

Method:

Pop popcorn.

Bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, honey, and salt to a boil.   Let cool for a few minutes (this will keep the popcorn from shrinking as much)

Break the Graham Crackers into pieces.  Toss the Sugar mixture over the popcorn with Graham Cracker, Marshmallow and Chocolate, Spread out onto a waxpaper lined pan.  Bake at 290 for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Yields 1 pan.

AZ Wine & Dine
April 4, 5pm - 8pm
Scottsdale Quarter
Scottsdale Rd. & Greenway
Scottsdale, AZ
602-604-0729
Tickets: $75 in advance or $100 day of event
www.azwineanddine.com

 

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