Mugunghwa Kkoci Pieot Seumnida! Have you watched Squid Game?? Also known as Korean Honeycomb Toffee, this candy has become the latest challenge on the internet!
Made of sugar and baking soda, this old fashioned Korean sweet has a hard toffee-like texture. You can enjoy it by itself, with milk, or break it into small pieces and serve over ice cream!!
|Cooking Oil (to brush the parchment paper)|
|2 tbsp Sugar|
|⅛ tsp Baking Soda|
- Place 2 pieces of parchment paper on a baking tray & lightly brush them with a bit of oil. Set aside.
- Put 2 tbsp sugar into a stainless steel ladle. Hold the ladle over a gas stove on low to medium low heat. Stir the sugar using a wooden chopstick, swirling constantly for about 3 - 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves into a light golden syrup. Be careful not to place it too close to the fire to avoid burning the sugar.
- Once the sugar has melted, pull the ladle away from the heat & add in ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda and stir vigorously until the baking soda has dissolved & the mixture turns into a light caramel colour.
- Bring the ladle back to the heat & continue stirring for about 5 seconds to let the mixture puff a bit. Immediately remove from the heat & pour the mixture onto one of the oiled parchment paper prepared earlier.
- Let the mixture cool for 25 seconds & then place the other parchment paper, oiled side down, on top of the mixture. Place a small pot or any other utensil with a flat bottom on top of it & gently press down for 3 - 5 seconds to flatten the candy.
- Remove the pot & parchment paper & immediately stamp the candy with a cookie cutter firmly but not all the way through. Promptly remove the cutter & let the candy cool completely.