First things first: does the world really need a TikTok cookbook? However, the key to the platform’s success and timely appeal is that you keep using videos on the screen over and over again. Apply viral recipes to a page, and the energy cools down.
Still, TikTok dishes represent a global economic power. In early 2021, after @grilledcheesesocial (blogger McKenzie Smith) posted a short video of baked feta pasta, cheese sales skyrocketed. The Wisconsin Cheese Manufacturers Association estimates that sales of feta increased by 4 4 million in February and March last year. Dalguna Coffee Mania kicked off the epidemic as a four-ingredient whip drink, originally from Macau but popular in Korea, featured instant coffee, an easy pantry item.
People repeat these recipes, because many of them are good, they solve problems, and it’s fun to create and share them. It may be helpful to return to the cooking trends of the last few years.
If so, here is your book. “If you like cooking, the phone has become as important as a sharp knife,” announces the introduction of “As Cooked on TikTok” (Clarkson Potter, 20). Inside the pages are some popular dishes – for example, a delicious mash-up of butter chicken pasta by UK-based creator Renے, aka @ renes.cravings. (The book does not list the last names.) There are also changes to TikTok’s Hall of Fame dishes: baked feta ramen and baked feta pasta soup.
The pancake serial falls into the category of classic TikTok and it looks like we’ll try for a family breakfast this weekend, when we all have a little more time for breakfast. The dish was created by @sydneymelhoff, who was inspired to make pancakes by turning the drips into small balls that could be thrown into a bowl like a cereal. Then My Nguyen (myhealthydish), who has 4.1 million TikTok fans, took it a step further: he made a charming tutorial video, emphasizing the importance of a squeezed bottle to create a charming round, as well as Also a girl.
Although not, I made them in a frying pan with a reusable plastic bag with a cut off corner. The result is that cooking and cleaning often takes a lot of time. But pancake cereal is a great way to have breakfast.
Tender rounds are the best mini pancakes with batter brown crust. It may be my imagination, but it seems that they are holding the maple syrup better than the larger version. They are definitely easy to cook. When there are enough bubbles on top, you just take them out with one or two metal spatulas and keep cooking. You can add extra butter to the cereal (you should) and milk (I won’t). It brightens your morning – or evening, in my case – no matter how you present it.
It is also an ideal family breakfast, a home-made dish guaranteed to delight the crowd, and is easy for small children to cook without any fuss. “It’s a lot of fun for kids to make, and you’re adding something from TikTok, which is basically their culture now,” Newgan said via email. Also, she continues, “That’s really cool.”
In the foreword to “As Cooked on TikTok”, Gordon Ramsay (ord gordonramsayofficial ؛ 32.7 million TikTok fans) writes that the book “shows modern cooking and fun dishes to make at home.” He adds: “Nothing in this book is worthy of my reaction to TikTok; unless you turn it into a mess.” His daughter and co-author, Tilly (جوابtillyramsay جواب 10.2 million fans response): “I can’t wait to share with some real TikTok chefs.”
The following version from My Nguyen is taken from “As Cooked on TikTok”.
Serves 4 or 5.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
2 large eggs
1⅔ cup of milk (dairy or plant based) or more as needed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, or more as needed
Serving maple syrup, butter (optional) and milk (optional)
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then stir in the milk until smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. If the dough is too thick and unable to be poured, mix in more milk at a time.
Transfer the batter to a squeezing bottle or a reusable plastic bag with a cut off corner. Heat a grill or frying pan over medium-high heat. When the grill is hot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and spread evenly. Squeeze the small coin-sized dots for the pancakes, leaving some space for the pancakes to spread, but fit as much as possible to minimize cooking time. It should be about one third of the batter.
Cook until the top of the pancakes is dry and bubbles, about 2 minutes, then use two spatulas to shake and toss. Continue to bake until pancakes are golden brown and crispy on the edges, about 2 more minutes. Reduce heat slightly if necessary.
Transfer the baked pancake cereal to a plate and repeat with the remaining butter and batter. When all the pancakes are cooked, divide the grains into bowls and drizzle with maple syrup, sprinkle with a pinch of butter and / or milk, and serve immediately.