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Sweet Dalgona recipe like the ones in the Squid Game

Stephany Sánchez
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Dalgona cookie

Surely you have already seen the series "The Squid Game" on Netflix and you may have wondered how to make the cookie of the series? This is a sugar cookie typical of Korean cuisine and is called "Dalgona" sweet.

This has to do with the recipe that was fashionable last year, which they called "Dalgona Cofee", because with the Dalgona you can make various Korean desserts. However, this one is especially popular with children in South Korea.

The reason it is so popular is that there is an unspoken tradition in which children who manage to cut the figure out of the way get a free cookie from the vendor. Besides, you only need two ingredients for its preparation. Therefore, it is considered a profitable street candy.

The only problem is that it can be a bit complicated, because for the cookie to be at its point, it is necessary to know the ideal textures to advance to the next step.

For this we will explain all the procedures and recommendations to follow.

We assure you that at the end of this recipe, you will have an authentic Dalgona cookie that will allow you to recreate your own scene from The Squid Game.

Ingredients needed for the Dalgona cookie

  • One-eighth of a tablespoon of baking soda. You can use a meter to be sure.

  • A tablespoon and a half of sugar.

Recommendations before starting the recipe

  • Due to the complexity of this recipe, you need to have a lot of patience for the preparation.

  • Try to have all the ingredients and implements to use on hand, as this is a recipe that cannot be neglected for a second.

  • Use a crushing tool of your choice, which you can use to shape the cookies. Any element with a flat surface, large enough and circular will do this.

  • To make sure the cookies don't stick to your flattening tool, run a napkin with a little oil over the surface.

  • Before you begin, have a plate with parchment paper on hand, as this is where you will place the cookies once you finish them.

  • You also need to have the shapes you need to place in the center of the cookies on hand.

  • To prevent the figures from sticking when placing the shape inside the cookie, first pass them through flour.

  • There are several ways to prepare the sugar, but the most traditional way to do it is using a stainless steel ladle and a chopstick to mix as the sugar is heated.

Steps to follow to prepare the Dalgona biscuit

Note: Due to the length and complexity of this recipe, we will divide the procedure into several parts.

Preparation of sugar and bicarbonate

  1. Turn the stove on to medium heat.

  2. In the ladle, add the sugar and place it over the fire.

  3. When you notice that the sugar begins to melt, use the chopstick to start stirring continuously. However, the ladle cannot be immediately on the fire, but must be removed from the heat, stirring and taking it back from the fire.

  4. When you notice that the sugar begins to brown and see smoke, remove it from the heat again, keep stirring until it cools a bit and return to the heat while you continue stirring.

  5. Once you notice that the sugar has completely melted, immediately add the baking soda and continue beating very quickly.

Sweet Dalgona recipe like the ones in the Squid Game – Recipes – WebMediums
Preparation of sugar and bicarbonate

Cookie formation

  1. When everything is well combined, transfer the mixture to the baking paper on the plate. With the help of a spatula, be sure to remove all the mixture from the ladle.

  2. Wait about 35 seconds and with the help of your greased tool, begin to press gently to shape the cookie and finish flattening until you obtain a desired thickness.

  3. Quickly, with the help of the cutter, press only a little on the figure, but without reaching the bottom of the mixture. You can press the figure a bit with the tool so that it sinks well into the mixture.

  4. Finally, repeat this operation as many times as you consider necessary until you get the cookies you think are necessary.

Sweet Dalgona recipe like the ones in the Squid Game – Recipes – WebMediums
Flatten the cookie
Sweet Dalgona recipe like the ones in the Squid Game – Recipes – WebMediums
Cookie formation

Final tips to make your recipe perfect

  • If you notice that your cookie is too puffy, this will indicate that you should use less baking soda for the next one.

  • Keep a pot with some hot water on hand so that when you want to make a second cookie, you can quickly wash the ladle and continue the process.

  • If it doesn't come out the first time, don't worry or give up, just keep trying continuously until you get your perfect cookie.

  • Take into account that the amounts of the ingredients mentioned above are for the preparation of a single cookie. If you want to prepare more, keep in mind that it is the same amount of ingredients for each one.

Conclusions of the sweet Dalgona recipe

This is a sweet with a peculiar texture and flavor, as it is not fluffy like traditional cookies, and it is a little sweeter than normal. The latter is due to the large amount of sugar used in its preparation.

The texture that forms in the mixture when it dries is very crunchy, so when you bite into it, you can hear a similar sound as if you were biting into a popsicle.

This is also why it is so difficult to break the middle figure without breaking the rest of the cookie.

That is why we recommend you try this recipe at home and summon your friends to try the game like the one in the series. It is also perfect for playing with children at home and challenging them to draw the figure without breaking the cookie.

At the end of the challenge, you can propose a fun prize. With this challenge and the sweet dalgona, a great time of guaranteed fun is guaranteed.