Inside Yummie's Recipe Box: Dalgona Coffee with Candy Topping
You previously mentioned that you were trying out new recipes during quarantine - were you successful?
Jimmy: Yes! Lobster pasta. It is even tastier than restaurant because there is so much more lobster in the dish!
Are there any exciting summer activities you are looking forward to?
Jimmy: Fishing! It's something I enjoy doing every summer and it typically is a socially distanced activity. Normal catch for the day will be Fluke, Striper and Porgy. I'm looking forward to a great fish feast that will come from the trip!
What inspired you to make this dish?
Jimmy: My son and daughter love bubble tea during summer. One day, we wanted to try something new and just tried this.
Are there any featured Yummie recipes that you’re looking to try?
Jimmy: I'd honestly love to try them all!
- 2 tbsp instant coffee
- 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp boiled hot water
- 1/2 cup milk (low fat, regular, almond, soy, goat's milk)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 pinch baking soda
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
FOR THE COFFEE
- In a large mixing bowl, add coffee, sugar and boiling hot
- Whisk until hard peaks are formed, about 7-8 minutes
Fill 2/3 of a cup with cold milk (about 1/2 cup)
Spoon the foam and add it to the top of the cup. Top it with candy pieces.
Mix it with a spoon to enjoy it as a latte or just as it is as you get a little bit of milk and foam in one sip. Enjoy!
FOR THE CANDY TOPPING
- Coat a plate or a metal surface with vegetable oil. Coat the rest of the vegetable oil on any ceramic or metal plate/pan that you can use to press the melted sugar.
- Add 1 tbs sugar in a ladle or large spoon.
- Hold the ladle or spoon on top of the stove at medium-low heat and melt sugar for about 3-4 min until it becomes liquid and is transparent. Avoid burning by stirring constantly with a chopstick while it melts and take it away from the heat anytime it starts to smoke. Lower the heat if necessary.
- Once it has turned into sugar syrup, add a pinch of baking soda to syrup.
- Immediately take the ladle off the heat and mix soda with the syrup.
- Move the ladle one more time back on top of the heat and heat it up for just about 4-5 seconds, until the sugar mixture starts to puff up. Don't wait until it puffs up fully, then you are most likely going to burn it.
- Transfer sugar and soda mixture onto greased plate or surface. Immediately press it down to make a thin disc like candy. Press for 3 seconds or so and then before it fully hardens.
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