DIY candy game
A simple recipe to add some variety to your Thanksgiving 2021 dinner!
Warning! Only under adult supervision.
- baking soda;
- parchment paper;
- metal cookie cutter.
Melt some sugar and add a bit of baking soda. Mix well and pour the resulting mass onto a sheet of parchment paper. Flatten it with the bottom of a mug. Now you just need to impress a shape in the mixture using a metal cookie cutter – can you extract the shape from the cookie with just a needle?
When heated, sugar molecules combine to form caramelans, caramelens and caramelins – substances with large molecules that comprise caramel and give it its characteristic brown color and high viscosity. The added baking soda releases carbon dioxide under high temperatures, which is trapped in the caramel, causing it to foam and lighten in color. The resulting "cookie," known as dalgona, is a popular dessert that first appeared in South Korea and spread around the world under various names, including porous caramel. This is simple, delicious, and scientific fun for your Thanksgiving holiday!
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