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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Homemade Fortune Cookies

When we eat Chinese in a restaurant the final offer is always fortune cookies.  Fortune cookies are not authentic Chinese cuisine but rather an American invention.  We enjoy making Chinese food at home so I thought it would be fun to make homemade fortune cookies to finish off our meals.  Here is a short video showing how they are made.

Homemade Fortune Cookies

2 large egg whites
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
3 tbsp vegetable oil
½ c all purpose flour
1½ tsp corn starch
dash salt
½ c granulated sugar
3 tsp water

Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).  Grease cookie sheet.  Blend egg whites, extracts, and vegetable oil until frothy but not thick.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth.  [Work with only 2 cookies at a time as they harden very quickly.]  Drop 1 tbsp of batter per cookie on the cookie sheet spreading evenly to for a 4 - inch diameter circle.  Bake 11 to 12 minutes until edges are golden brown.  Working quickly, remove cookie and put fortune in centre.  Fold in half then bend over the edge of a cup.  Place in muffin tin to hold shape until cool.  Store in an airtight container.

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