Make your own Dalgona!

Dalgona? Bbopgi?

Some call it dalgona. Some argue it’s bbopgi. Whatever it may be called, this remains the same: most Koreans at least once in their childhood had this sweet snack.

Dalgona, or bbopgi, is a Korean sweet candy made out of sugar and baking soda. It’s cheap and easy to make, hence it’s a popular street snack for many Korean children (even adults!).

Let’s make it!

Ingredients

What all do you need to make this?

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Yes, this is it.

  1. Sugar (white or brown; doesn’t matter)
  2. Baking soda (you only need a pinch of it)
  3. A spoon
  4. A chopstick (wooden, preferably, so heat doesn’t get conveyed to your hands)
  5. A ladle (metal)
  6. A plate
  7. ..and a stove (something that provides heat)

 

Step 1: Using the spoon, place sugar on the ladle.

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Not too much though, since after applying baking soda, it will expand.

Step 2: Place the ladle on top of fire, and stir until the sugar melts completely.

Be careful not to let the sugary liquid fall out of the ladle!

Step 3: Add baking soda and stir for a while.

If you add too much baking soda, your dalgona may become bitter.

Step 4: Pour the melted dalgona on a plate.

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Put sugar on the plate. That way when the dalgona has hardened, it’s easier to remove it off the plate.

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Step 5: Have a delicious bite 🙂

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Wait till it hardens, then take a bite!

 

Yum!

sugarcandy

Dalgonas that are for sale usually look like the one above. Round, light brown, and with a shape “stamped” inside. If you can eat or cut the dalgona in a careful manner and manage to leave that shape safe and sound, you can get another one for free!

Don’t have too much a day though 😦

I know it’s delicious and addictive, but at the end of the day dalgona is basically scoops of sugar and a pinch of baking soda. NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH IF YOU EAT TO MUCH OF IT!! Limit yourself to maybe one or two 🙂

Hey you, be the chef; Make your family and friends some Dalgona!

 

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Post by: @sminp816

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