Be it songs, TV shows, or food, the Korean culture has got us hooked. And now the latest addition to the Korea obsession is the Dalgona Candy. Yes, Korean OTT show ‘Squid Games’ recently introduced us to dalgona candy. Also known as Korean honeycomb toffee, this candy has a honeycomb texture and is made of sugar and baking soda.
Dalgona Candy Is Popular In Korean Streets
A cookie-cutter is used to craft different shapes of Dalgona Candy. In Korean culture, children are often challenged to craft a shape out of candy without breaking the shell. If they are successful, they get a second candy as a reward. Squid Games recreated this game and ever since people can’t get enough of the Dalgona Candy. They are also looking for ways to make it at home. Forget Dalgona Coffee, Proffee Is The Latest Drink Ruling The Internet & Fitness Enthusiasts Are Loving It
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Steps To Make Dalgona Candy At Home
The good news is that you can enjoy this Korean dessert at home! This candy should be prepared inside a ladle. So, add sugar to the ladle and place it over medium to low heat. Gently stir the sugar in the ladle till it entirely melts. Pour the mixture onto a silicone mat once the sugar melts. Press to flatten the liquid evenly and place a cookie cutter to cut out the shape. The technique is easy, right?
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Dalgona Candy tastes like caramelised sugar with a hint of bitterness. And while Dalgona Candy is commonly sold on the streets of South Korea, it got its popularity after the Korean War. Recreate this candy at home and do tell us how you liked it in the comments section.