Posts Tagged ‘Fortunes’
When I got home last night I was met with a that face.. that gorgeous face that just lights up when I walk through the door. That face that loves me unconditionally and that just takes my breath away…
I so need to get a bigger entryway mirror so I can see more than just my face. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Today’s all about wishing you all good fortune in life, love and the pursuit of happiness; Confucius-style
I’m talking about making your own good fortune by way of Fortune Cookies!
Now if you’re a dork like me, you practice some sort of ritualistic practice when it comes to divvying out these cookies. Some of you maybe just reach and grab one; other may pick a cookie and hand it to someone else. What’s your schtick? But if you’re a true dork like me, as soon as you read your fortune outline you append it with “…in bed”. LOL I know, I regress to a 14 year old girl and giggle cause it soundsdirty. LOL
Over the years of going to various Chinese restaurants Mr. Fantabulous and I got some pretty awesome fortunes. So awesome, in fact, that I saved them and ended up creating a photo collage of them all.
I wish I could remember who gave me this recipe but I honestly don’t remember. So to the person that gave me this, thank you
|Make your own good fortune by way of Fortune Cookies!|
- 1/2 cup flour, sifted
- 1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 Tbl fine sugar (you can use white sugar but run it through the food processor to get it fine grain)
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 3 Tbl vegetable oil
- 1 Tbl water
- Preheat oven to 300F degrees.
- Sift the flour, sugar, and cornstarch together in another small bowl.
- Add in the water and stir to combine.
- Either with a whisk or hand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites, extracts, and oil together in a bowl until frothy.
- Then add in the flour mixture to the egg white mixture and whisk until you get a completely smooth, silky batter.
- On a greased baking sheet, pour about 1 1/2 tsp of the batter and spread it out so that it forms a nice circle. Try to make it as thin as possible. Unless you like thicker fortune cookies. *TIP – I would start off by making 2 circles and then baking them. It’s not hard but you do have to work fast once you remove them from the oven. This is a great thing to involve the family in!
- Bake for 14-15 minutes until the edges start to brown. Remove from oven.
- Working quickly remove each circle from the cookie sheet. Watch, they are HOT!
- With the bottom of the cookie facing up, put the written fortune in the middle of the cookie and fold the circle in half.
- Then using a cup or glass, push the center of the fold over the edge of the glass to get their shape.
- Remove it quickly from the glass and place in a muffin tin (ends facing down) so that it keeps its shape while cooling. You have to work quickly!! These cool super-fast and won’t be very foldable. If you don’t work fast you’ll end up with “misfortune” cookies.