Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan announced an extension of #stayathome order until the 4th of June due to increasing COVID-19 positive cases. While the governor has mandated you to stay indoors unless it is important to go outside, people choose to kill their free time to access various social media. It is not surprising that social media traffic was rapidly increasing during this pandemic.
TikTok, for example, where you can easily find plenty of interesting content including cooking through a simple one click. The process of these following viral foods and drinks tend to be easy to follow.
1. Milk Pie
There is an easy way to make milk pie without using a mixer or oven. With your non-sticky pan also known as Teflon, you definitely can make a delicious milk pie with crunchy crusty on the outside and soft vla (any custard-like on the top of cakes or baked goods) at the top of the crunchy crusty pie.
- (Pie skin)
- 200 grams flour
- 100 grams margarine
- 1 egg
- 2 eggs (used the yolk only)
- 100 ml sweet condensed milk
- 100 ml of boiled water
- 50 grams of corn starch
- ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
- For the skin, mix flour and margarine until they are being granules, add egg, and round them up. Knead the dough with hands until smooth and elastic (dough not stick to your hands). Knead well, not too long because heat from your hands can melt margarine. Set aside.
- For vla, whisk corn starch with boiled water, set aside. Mix egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla powder with a fork. Add corn starch and round them up.
- Prepare a non-stick pan (Teflon) with little margarine. Roll the dough as wide as the pan, place dough properly in the pan, ensure to cover the pan with dough evenly. Dock a pastry (prick a pie crust with a fork before filling) to reduce the possibility of burning and use low heat. For large stoves, you can use bricks around the stove to ensure your pan not directly exposed to the fire. Choose a maximum of 5 cm bricks.
- Cook the pie crust for about 15 minutes before filling. Add filling, cover the pan with a lid which has a small hole to allow steam to escape so the pie crust does not soggy. If you do not have a lid pan with a small hole, you can wipe the lid for every 10 minutes until (pie crust) cooked. While the pie crust seems solid, wait 5 minutes to cool it down before taking down the crust from the pan to prevent the pie from cracking.
2. Indomie Carbonara
Photo: IDN Times
Do not call yourself an instant noodle enthusiast if you have not tried this recipe yet. The creamy carbonara sauce which usually used for any form of pasta also tastes delicious and goes so well with instant noodles.
- 1 pack of Indomie
- 150 ml of plain milk
- Beef sausages to your liking
- Cheddar cheese
- ½ onion (chopped)
- Pepper to your liking
- Put the noodle into a boiling pot of water for 2 minutes until half-cooked, strain it, and set aside.
- Cook sausages until brown on both sides with little margarine, set aside.
- Use non-stick frying pan, cook chopped onion with little margarine until fragrant. Add milk, cheese, noodle seasoning, and a sprinkle of pepper, mix well until (milk) boiled.
- Add the noodle and sausages, mix well until milk is fully absorbed.
- Serve immediately while warm!
3. Dalgona Coffee
Photo: Asian Food Network (AFN)
This viral recipe from South Korea is quite easy to make. The taste of foamy coffee and milk will make your taste buds dance.
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee (Nescafe Classic or robusta)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- Fresh plain milk
- Ice cubes
- Use a bowl to mix coffee, sugar, and warm water.
- Use high-speed mixer until the color turns to light brown and has foamy texture. You can also use a whisk and mix manually if you have no mixer in a longer time. Set aside.
- Prepare serving glass, put ice cubes, pour ¾ milk, and dalgona on top of it. Creamy foamy Dalgona Coffee ready to drink!