Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!
To welcome the Year of the Rabbit, I made fortune cookies with of course a lot of good fortunes inside:)

Making those is fun, especially the shaping process, but you need to be patient and quick.

My tip is..., prepare everything you need before you star baking the cookies. A cup, muffin cases etc. Shape the cookie while it's still hot. When the cookie gets cold, it breaks so you can't shape it anymore... (of course, you can eat them...;b).
Don't try to bake too much at once. I reckon you should start with only 2 or 3 at once.

Great cookies not only for New Year, but also any party time!

Ingredients;

Egg white 2
Flour 60g
Sugar 60g
Arrowroot 1 1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
Almond extract 1/2 tsp
Vegetable oil 3tbsp
Salt pinch
Water 3 tsp

1. Pre heat the oven to 180º.
2. Mix egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract, vegetable oil together with an electric mixer until it's fluffy.
3. In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, arrowroot and salt well.
4. Add 2 into 1 and water. Mix well with the electric mixer.
5. Take a table spoonful of mixture and spread on a baking try. Make a 8cm circle. Make only two to start with.
6. Bake in the pre-heated oven (180º) until the edge of the cookies become brown but still white in the middle.
7. As soon as you took out the cookies, remove one cookie from the tray. Place a fortune inside and very gently fold it in half. Push middle against the edge of a cup very gently.
8. Place the shaped cookie in a muffin case to keep the shape.

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