Pizza Dip for Popcorn

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We are so used to now having different flavours of popcorn with chilli and chocolate and lime and lemon infused through the kernel.  However how about a popcorn dip?

You’re either a salted or a sweet popcorn fan. I love both! 😉 I had popped a bag of salted corn in the microwave and then thought I wanted pizza too.

So this is how the inspiration came for the fresh tomato pizza dip!

Easy, quick and healthy!!! Great if you want to snack on something light but it’s bursting with flavour

INGREDIENTS

1 punnet of mini plum tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt to taste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small green chilli optional

METHOD

Blitz the  tomatoes, garlic, salt and chilli together in a blender

In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil with the oregano on a slow heat

Pour in the tomato mixture, stir well. Bring the dip to a medium boil and then simmer for 15 minutes

Serve your tangy dip with fresh salted popcorn

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Salted Peanut & Pumpkin Seed Brittle

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If you have a major sweet tooth and have a “salty sugar” craving as much as I did today, then your in luck! This salted peanut and pumpkin seed brittle will be sure to satisfy you and make you feel really happy!

I’m sure we all buy brittle and candied peanut bars but I until today, have never thought to make it. It makes a beautiful gift and I know I will be making more for my friends and family. I’ve adapted this Martha Stewart recipe by adding pumpkin seeds to this brittle. The colours are so divine and once set looks like a stained piece of glass with delicious ingredients emersed into it.

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Hope your having a restful Sunday, much love D x

INGREDIENTS

Unsalted butter for baking sheet
2 cups white sugar
½ cup of water
Pinch of salt
2 cup salted peanuts
½ cup pumpkin seeds not toasted
Sunflower or vegetable oil for metal spatula

TOP TIPS

Have the baking sheet buttered and ready in a oven proof dish

Also pre oil the metal spoon or spatula to avoid a rush at the time of pouring the hot brittle mixture onto the baking sheet

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METHOD

• In a medium saucepan without a non stick coating, stir together sugar, water and salt

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• Cook over a high heat, without stirring until the sugar begins to melt and turn golden

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• Continue to cook over a low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has melted completely and the mixture turns a golden amber colour, approximately 10 minutes

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• Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the peanuts and pumpkin seeds

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• Immediately pour mixture onto a buttered baking sheet. Quickly and carefully spread the brittle out to 1 cm thickness using an oiled metal large spoon or spatula

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• Leave aside to cool completely for about 20 minutes and then break the brittle into shards or pieces

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