Yeah, I gave someone those.
Not the really awful looking ones, clearly.
Delicious though. Very light. Sugar! Nom.
Valentine's Day was also Lunar New Year this year, which played right into my hot little hands because this year I had an idea to make something cool and holiday appropriate, 'cause I'm sweet like that. Plus, I'd given fortune cookies a go ages and ages ago and learned some valuable lessons in my failure.
I learned that the dough makes a fantastic apple pie crust.
I learned also that I hated life.
But I've grown! I've learned! I've made tuilles! I've discovered patience I didn't know I had!
Well, now I've learned new lessons. Such as it is damn fucking hard to make these buggers. But filled with fortunes like "Give Beth a present!", "You will eat a delicious cookie.", and other things for my friends and then sweeter ones, cleverly, rolled up instead of folded...
Yes, much better.
I think next time I'd involve star anise and a few other things, but we'll see. This drove me insane. Ha ha.
Fortune Cookies of Stress (but delicious stress),from The District Domestic's recipe.
- three egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 tsp vanilla (I used more. god, I love vanilla.)
- one cup flour
Preheat the oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients together, chuck dough in the fridge for around fifteen (I did longer) minutes, then put a spoon of batter on a well-greased cookie sheet. Spread it around thin, very thin, until the diameter is three inches. Cook for five minutes (browned edges).
Now, be quick here, and put your fortune in the cookie before you either a) roll it up like I did or b) fold it like a fortune cookie. Use a muffin pan to help shape these babies while they cool.
And best of luck to you, strangers, as you attempt this.
If you don't need it, please god tell me the secret!
If you do, then you, like me, will likely just really enjoy the fun of this.