How to Make Daldona Candy

Ho7w to Make Daldona Candy

Make Daldona Candy
How to Make Daldona Candy

Daldona candy is a traditional Italian recipe that dates back to the 19th century and remains popular in Italy today.

  • While there are many different variations of this sugary treat, the basics involve making an Italian meringue (an egg white foam) and mixing it with sugar syrup and cocoa powder to create thin sheets of chocolate-like candy that are solid at room temperature but melt in your mouth when eaten.
  • The process of making daldona takes some time, but you can get started by learning how to make daldona candy at home.

Step 1: Ingredients

  1. 1 Cup of Water 
  2. 1 Cup of Sugar 
  3. 1⁄2 Cups of Corn Starch 
  4. A Few Drops of Food Coloring 
  5. A 1⁄4 tsp Baking Soda 
  6. A 1⁄4 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  7. Disposable Bowls and Spoons.

Step 2: Preparing the Dough

Combine all of your dough ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside for 30 minutes, covered with a towel. Add more flour as needed while kneading to prevent sticking. Knead for 8-10 minutes or until dough is smooth, soft, elastic, and no longer sticky. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and form into a ball. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

Step 3: Forming The Candies

To make dalganna candy, start by adding 1 pound of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of water into a large pot over medium heat. Stir until all of the sugar has dissolved and then bring it to a boil. 

Next, add 2 pounds of sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 4 cups of water into another saucepan. Place on high heat until boiling. Once both sugars have reached a rolling boil (it will take about 10 minutes), remove from heat, but do not stir or disturb it for at least 15 minutes.

Step 4: Cooking The Candies

Prepare a large pot of water by bringing it to a boil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Cooking The Candies
Cooking The Candies

  • Boil your dal for an hour over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  • After an hour, add in your rose petals and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Once cooked, remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked dal into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Place a small amount of blander onto a plate, roll balls out of blander using your hands and place on parchment paper lined plate(s).
  • Refrigerate balls overnight and then repeat step 5 until all candies are made.

Step 5: Checking For Doneness

The trickiest part of making daldona candy is getting it off of your hands. Once it’s made, resist the urge to touch or taste it before you let it cool and harden! Your hands will be coated in sugar and dalgona candy will stick to anything that touches it, so once you think it’s done, use a fork or other tool (or wear gloves) to help get them off. If you need some help remembering what they look like after they've cooled off, consider investing in a pair of edible underwear!

Step 6: Cooling and Storing

Once you’ve poured your mixture into molds, chill it for about an hour in your refrigerator or ice bath. Then, remove from molds and store in an airtight container. (If you are worried about someone eating a dandelion-candy without realizing it is not a store-bought piece of candy, simply write DALDONA on each piece before storing.) The dalgona candy will keep fresh for up to two weeks if stored properly.

SOURCE : Yasoquiz

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