Adam and I watch a LOT of films and American TV shows (Mad Men, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Treme, The Wire, etc) and what better accompaniment to these relaxing activities than a bowlful of popcorn!!
1 tbsp Caster Sugar
Makes a big bowlful – plenty for 2-4 people
Melt butter and make sure pan is hot, tip in kernels and swirl the pan to mix them thoroughly.
Turn down hob slightly so you don’t burn the pan / popcorn. The popping may take a while to start but wait until there are long gaps between pops.
Take off the heat and leave to stand until there are no more pops.
Tip into a bowl and sprinkle sugar or topping over it all.