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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Homemade Fancy Fortune Cookies

Homemade Fancy Fortune Cookies

                                   I am stella from Srilanka


Fortune cookies are a lot of fun to make . And homemade always  tastes better than store bought!Try this recipe.


                                  Step By Step Recipe

100grams           Flour

1/4teaspoon     salt
to taste
75grams           butter chilled
1/2whole           egg yolk
1/2whole           egg
beaten (for egg wash)

Sift the flour. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Next add approximately 1/2 of the egg yolk . Mix well using your hands. Try to work quickly.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 10 -15 minutes.
Now take the chilled dough and roll out into a 12 inch square that is about 1/8 inch thick, using a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter and cut out cookies using your favorite cookie cutter shape (the recipe should make about 25, depending on how big your cutter is).
Make flower stem: Next cut the remaining dough into strips – 1/8 inch width and 6 inch long. Fold strip in half and twist strip together. I’ve done this in the photo above.
Lightly butter a baking tray and then line with oiled or baking sprayed parchment paper. Place the flower stems onto the baking tray.
Next brush the egg wash on top of the stem.Take a flower cookie and place on the top of the stem. Now make one hole on the top of flower using a toothpick.
Brush the egg on top of the flowers and stems.
Bake about 15 minutes at 200 c degrees or until the crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Take a small strip of paper and write your fortune and connect it to the cookie with a piece of string threaded through the hole that you made in the flower. After that decorate.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for such a nice post. I really enjoyed reading your post. Fortune cookies are delicious deserts, especially after eating a Chinese food or dish.
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