Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mock Maple-Nut Poppycock

The first time I heard the word 'poppycock', was out of the mouth of my boys' great-grandmother. She used it as a slang word for- "you're full of it". (And she just might have said that too!) If she thought someone was giving her an incredulous story, no matter how serious they might have seemed, she would turn around while waving her hand at them and say with a scowl; 
"Oh poppycock!" 
Well, come to find out, the word means; nonsense or senseless chatter.
How on earth the word became associated with candied popcorn is a mystery to me ...but I would love to hear her say that again and she probably would if I told her you could MAKE homemade poppycock!
She was spunky.

 Mock Maple-Nut Poppycock
9 quarts of plain popped corn (sift our kernels)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t maple flavoring
dash of salt
2/3 cup pecan pieces (or more)
3/4 t baking soda

Preheat oven to 250.
Pour popcorn and pecans in buttered, lipped baking  pan.
In saucepan, melt butter and stir in; brown sugar, syrup, flavorings, and salt.
Stir until butter is melted and mixture reaches 250 degrees.
Remove from heat, whisk in soda.
Pour over popcorn and toss.
Bake for 25 minutes, tossing a couple of times.
You will want to remove from pan quickly, once baked, to avoid sticking.
Cool and store in air-tight containers.

Luke 6:1  And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.


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Thanks for including the recipe. I must try this.

BitsofMoxy said...

I just made your cheesy potato soup last night - mmmm,mmmm delicious.Thank you!