Smells like movie-theater popcorn and toasts like brioche!
I can’t make soup and not have bread. Or crackers. Mostly bread. And butter. Mostly butter.
What you need:
- 5 cups popcorn
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 3 3/4 tsp yeast
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp salt
- 5 – 6 cups flour
- 1 large egg
- pinch each of sugar and salt
- 2-4 tbsp salted butter, melted
You can make this either as a big loaf, or as two 9×5 loaves. Your choice! Choose your own bread-venture!
Pop the corn, or do as I did and just use a big bag of store bought popcorn.
I used this! But now that I think about it, that white cheddar popcorn you can get from the gas station might've made this amazing. But who knows! (you should try it and tell me)
Put zee popcorn in the processing thingy.
PULVERIZE! And be careful. This stuff gets very lightweight and can fly everywhere and make a giant mess, and I can only imagine what it'd do to you if it gets up your nose.
Dissolve yeast into warm water. Add sugar, oil, salt, briskly mix. Add popcorn, 3 cups flour and mix. Knead with a dough hook on lowest speed of mixer for 6-8 minutes. If you don't have a standing mixer, your arms are going to be very tired.
Add more flour as necessary to make a soft, bouncy dough. I didn't need to add any more flour. But I probably just added more popcorn than needed. What can ya do! Oil dough/bowl and let rise covered for 60 minutes.
Risen! Turn out onto a floured surface, and either split dough in two for your loaves, or place on a pan as a free form loaf.
I chose a large oval dish to bake my loaf in. Whisk egg and pinch of sugar and salt and brush dough with egg wash. Cover loosely and let rise again for 45-60 minutes. (preheat your oven to 375 just before this is done rising)
Risen again! Put in oven and immediately lower heat to 350. Bake until golden brown 35-45 minutes.
Enjoy the hybrid smell of fresh baked bread AND hot buttered popcorn.
As soon as you take it out, brush liberally with the melted butter. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and fully cool on a rack afterwards.