Once again! It’s been a while since I made my last blog- which is around the month of July. I haven’t posted some updates from my blogs due to the amount of time I have as I have tons of school works to do on- up until now. But even though I am living in a world filled with works- I never get away with the passion that I have right now.
Since then, I’ve been into watching Korean drama series- actually I already watched more than 10 Korean dramas as the school started. To be honest, this series keeps on motivating me whenever I am struggling or stress on my life as a student. Still, I can still cope it no matter what.
2 months ago, A new series has been officially announced entitled “While You Were Sleeping”- which what I am excited for. The story is all about a girl named Nam Hong Joo- starred by Bae Suzy- has pre-cognitive dreams that will happen in the future. Through this, she is suffering from those dreams as she can’t help it as her dreams always happened in reality. A prosecutor named Jung Jae Chan- starred by Lee Jong Suk- is about to help Hong Joo about her dreams as he also has those dreams like what she has. The story lies between the expectation vs reality challenge based on how they will distort those dreams in the future.
As the series started, I’ve been into some of the amazing scenes that made me laugh all the time! Here are my best scenes that made me laugh and somewhat a romantic excitement as I watched it:
Jung Jae Chan imagination: Jealousy
Expectation vs Reality
Actually, there are more funny scenes from this series but I don’t want to spoil it out! You better watch this series- it is definitely a worth to watch.
Jung Hae In’s Instagram post with his Penguin
Moving on I was inspired by the Penguin that Hong Joo and Jae Chan bought in MINISO for Woo Tak- starred by Jung Hae In. It makes me want to buy one from MINISO here in our country but sadly it’s out of stock– bought also by the fans said the saleswoman. But still, I will be waiting for the new stock penguin stuff toys from Miniso this Christmas. In addition, I also made this Penguin Macarons inspired by the Korean series. Feel free to check out my baking tutorial down below and the full recipe and procedure.
You will need the ff:
For the Paste:
150g of almond flour
150g of icing sugar
110g egg whites (divided for the meringue and paste)
For the Syrup:
150g of granulated sugar
36g of water
Black, yellow and grey food coloring (for the design)
Procedure: (Prep Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes)
Preheat the oven to 275°F, Prepare two baking trays lined with parchment paper or Silpat
In a large bowl, sift together the almond flour, and icing sugar. Add half of the egg whites. Mix the mixture until it forms into a paste.
In a large saucepan, Place in the sugar and the water. Mix the mixture until it is combined then heat the saucepan until it reaches 240°F. Meanwhile, In a stand mixer, Add the other half of egg whites then whisk until it gets foamy.
Once it reaches 240°F, carefully pour the mixture in the foamy mixture in a slow steady stream way. Mix for 5~10 minutes on a high speed until the meringue is glossy and can hold stiff peaks.
After the meringue is formed, Add ⅓ of the meringue into the paste mixture. Fold the mixture until it is incorporated. Add in the rest of the meringue mixture then fold until it forms a lava-liked or ribbon-liked texture.
Place the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe 3cm of circles onto the Divide the mixture into 3 different colors leaving a white batter when dividing (A total of 4 colors and a ratio of 5:3:1:1 which is the ratio of white: grey: black: yellow)
Using an oval macaron template, Pipe oval shape on the Silpat or baking tray. After finishing the oval shape, Outline the head of the penguin using grey macaron mixture. Next, Yellow for the beak, and lastly the black for the outline of the beak and the eyes.
Let it rests for 20~40 minutes until the skin is developed or set in the macaron shells.
Bake the macarons for 13-15 minutes. Let it cool down before removing and filling