You must have observed that Netflix's new Korean drama, Squid Game is all over your Instagram feed. Most of us obsessed with K-Dramas, have already slurped on spicy ramen, tried our hands at making kimchi fried rice and scoured the grocery store aisles for gochujang. It's no surprise that after watching Squid Game, our (and your) newest obsession will be these sugar candies that are nostalgic sweet treats sold by street vendors and enjoyed by kids all over South Korea. With a light, crunchy texture and a honeycomb-like inside, this is the perfect quick dessert. So, if you're dying to try the newest foods, these are easy to make and we have the recipe for you that you can binge on while watching the rest of the show (and more later).
Recipe for 1 piece ofcandy from Squid Game:
1.5 tbsp granulated white sugar
2 small pinches baking soda
Add the sugar to a large ladle
Turn the heat on to medium-low and start melting the sugar
When the sugar starts to melt around the edges, stir constantly
If it starts to smoke, get it off the heat for a couple of seconds and bring it back
Once all the sugar is melted and free of lumps, let it cool off for a few seconds and add two small pinches of baking soda
Hold the pan away from the heat and stir constantly until it's dissolved and the bubbling mixture turns caramel in colour
Pour the mixture on a non-stick baking sheet or a non-stick skillet
Press it down with a non-stick plate for 3-4 seconds and stick a lollipop stick into one end. This is also your time to carve out a design on it if you wish
After graduating from USC and making the most of LA's food scene, Samika is now back in India and ready to explore the food in her own country. A culinary enthusiast, she spends a lot of time brainstorming dinner ideas, looking up new restaurants, listening to podcasts and has a special knack for churning her own ice cream.