Although I joke that it is the pandemic that is pushing me to learn to cook/bake...it was actually one of my goals for 2020. Several people I spoke to in January can attest to that.
My plan of attack: start with something simple, then gradually graduate to something more difficult. Like most people, everyone was making Dalgona Coffee. After seeing the variety it can be transformed to from @pistachiopicks , I made it my first item to try.
Even though I worked at Starbucks before, I thought whipping (ha!) up a drink like this would be simple. Tried the first two times with 3 in 1 coffee mix, but it didn't froth up. Even with @pigoutyvr 's supervision on attempt number 2 didn't work out. We came to the conclusion the 3 in 1 mix alters the ratio too much (plus the milk power). Both the first and second attempt ended up just being macchiato like creations.
On the third attempt, it worked! Only change made was using regular instant coffee. Tasted delicious and was nice and creamy. I can see the hype. The only thing I needed to work on was the presentation for the filming.
Considering that restaurant dine-in service will be restricted for the next coming months, I knew that I had to alter the content Noms Mag will be pushing out. Featuring recipes has always been something I wanted to publish more of. Now seems like the ideal time to add it into the content mix and to continue to build our video capabilities.
So inspired by those calm, peaceful ASMR-esque home cafe videos, I tried filming a minimal tutorial of how to make Dalgona Coffee. The result turned out quite well, but it really helped me be aware just how much work goes into such tutorials. Watching the monitor to make sure things are in focus, the composition, the speed, and making sure your hands aren't blocking...the whole process of just filming took 1.5 hr (20 mins of whisking).
As I slowly graduate from item to item, I will try to film each one as a tutorial. Let me know what you think about this first tutorial I made 😊 - 3 hours ago