Yesterday was National Popcorn Day so of course I had to do some experimenting with parchment paper and popcorn. I must say, I am thrilled that I did. Not only did I have a wonderful time and enjoyed some yummy popcorn, I also figured out how to do a make-shift parchment paper bag for popping popcorn using Zenlogy parchment paper sheets! Read on to learn step-by-step instructions for doing it yourself!
Start with a sheet of 12x16 Zenlogy pre-cut parchment paper.
Fold the sheet in half.
Fold one of the shorter sides of your sheet over four times, folding in roughly quarter inch sections.
Now do the other side.
Fill your makeshift parchment bag with your popcorn kernels, oil, and any flavoring you might want (salt, butter... chocolate chips… I don't know. I mean, I didn’t try it, but adding chocolate is never really wrong??)
Fold the open side in the same manner as the sides, by quarter inch sections, three to four times, closing your parchment pouch and securing your kernels and fixins inside. Feel free to move it around a bit to make sure all your kernels get a little oiled up. Try not to be too rough, as we did simply fold this pouch into existence.
Lay your popcorn bag in your pan. I used some tongs to jiggle the parchment pouch around a little bit as the pan heated up.
I put the lid of my pan on a few times, leaving a sliver of space to let air out. I wanted to trap some heat in, but the parchment did a pretty good job of that itself so it might not have been entirely necessary.
This was such a cool new application to learn for using parchment paper! Not only does it keep your pan clean, the parchment pouch you make works additionally as a bag to hold your popcorn serving so you don't have to dirty any plates or bowls either! Don't you just LOVE parchment paper!!?
Happy Popping, everyone! <3