South Korean Netflix series Squid Game has left netizens obsessing over a candy that was shown in one of the episodes. Contestants on the show were seen carving out a symbol on a sugar candy called ‘Dalgona’ without cracking the piece.
The viral Dalgona candy comes in a variety of shapes. It is a honeycomb toffee that usually comes with a light, right or sponge-like texture. The main ingredients used to make this include brown sugar, corn syrup and baking soda.
The Dalgona candies used on the show were made by Yong-hui. He used 15kg of sugar to make 700 candies for filming Squid Game in 2020.
If you are keen on trying your hand at making this delicious candy, we bring a very simple recipe for you from none other than chef Saransh Goila. The chef recently shared the recipe on Instagram. Try this:
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3 tbsp – Sugar
A pinch – Baking soda
*In a pan, caramelise the sugar and add a pinch of baking soda to give it a honeycomb texture and mix well.
*Pour the caramelised sugar on a baking sheet.
*Just before it is about to set, use a cutter to make a design of your choice. Remove the designed piece with just a pin once the candy is set.
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