1.The Ratio of Ingredients to Make a Candy
With the ingredients mentioned, it’s important to know how much of it to use to make a good-tasting candy. The suggested ratio to use is 1.5 tablespoons of sugar to ⅙ teaspoon (or about three pinches) of baking soda to make one Dalgona Candy.
2. Don’t Burn the Sugar
Careful not to burn the sugar or the taste will change into a bitter candy. Stir constantly, and control the heat. If it starts to smoke, raise the ladle a few inches above the heat, and lower it closer once it cools off a little. Do this process until the sugar becomes syrupy and with only a few lumps until it melts completely.
3. Act Quickly, Stir Constantly
Once the baking soda is added, the mixture will immediately begin to foam and can burn quickly. Keep the ladle a few inches above the heat, and stir quickly and vigorously. Be mindful to not let it foam for long because it might burn at the bottom.
4. Don’t let it Stick
The hot dalgona mixture can stick to the base surface and/or the press. Use a non-stick baking sheet or skillet as the base. Let it cool off a little after pouring it out onto the base surface. Then, pat it gently a couple of times, before pressing it all the way to the desired thickness.
5. Punch according to your preferred challenge difficulty.
In the spirit of the challenge, be careful not to punch the cookie cutter all the way through. The more shallow the shape is, the more challenging it is to cut through! That's how much power the dalgona candy maker has!