It’s no surprise that right now, people everywhere are cooking more than they ever have before. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants have been forced to close temporarily, non-essential workers are doing their part to “flatten the curve” by social distancing at home, and cooking is a great way to pass the time. Twitter revealed that there were about 500,000 tweets each day this week about cooking and baking alone.
So what’s everyone making? For one, a lot of bread. According to Google, search interest for “bread recipes” this month was the highest it’s been all year. “Banana bread” searches also reached an all-time high in the United States.
Aside from bread, people are craving comfort foods (because, well, duh). Some of the top trending recipe searches on Google in the past week are as follows: whipped coffee recipe, frittata recipe, tater tot casserole recipe, Chrissy Teigen’s banana bread recipe, beer bread recipe, churro recipe, beef stew recipe and lemon bars recipe.
Number one, the whipped coffee, also known as Dalgona coffee, is pretty straight forward. The now-viral drink thanks to TikTok is made from just three ingredients — instant coffee, sugar, and water. Combine equal parts of each ingredient in a bowl, then using a hand mixer, mix until you get a caramel-colored frothy mixture. If you don’t have a hand mixer, it can be whipped by hand, just know the process takes a little bit longer. Once it’s ready, pour on top of your milk of choice.