POMEGRANATE FORTUNE COOKIES

December 23, 2014

23rd December!

Looking for a unique New Years Eve present? Fortune cookies are fairly easy to make – and you can fill them with your very own fortunes and good wishes. If you don’t like them pink – just use water instead of pomegranate juice [I cheated with a little food coloring anyway]. The batter below makes around 50 fortune cookies. Usually I like to cook without any fancy equipment. But here I seriously tried everything – putting the dough onto baking sheet, aluminum foil, right onto the baking tray,… but they always turned out all wrinkly or stuck to the pan. The only way to get smooth fortune cookies is to use a silicon baking mat! They are probably between 10 and 15 bucks – but totally worth it. Since I own one I use it for all cookie baking and as a non-stick surface when kneading dough.

 

POMEGRANATE FORTUNE COOKIES

  • 1 cup flour
  • 0.25 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate juice

_ prepare a muffin tin [this will help you when bending the cookies]

_ prepare some happy fortunes

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_ mix flour, rice flour [gives it the crispness], sugar, cornstarch and salt

_ whisk egg whites just a little [just to break up the egg]

_ add oil, water and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients [will be rather dry]

_ whisk in half of the egg whites

_ preheat oven to 180°C

_ whisk in the rest of the egg whites

_ place small portions [less than 1 tablespoon] onto a silicon baking sheet

[don’t put more than 4 pieces on it – you won’t be fast enough to fold them later]

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_ with the back of a spoon form them into small circles [spread as thin as possible – if too thin it will form a hole – so as long as there is a thin layer of batter it’s ok]

[the batter won’t run by itself in the oven – the cookie will stay the same size – with the edges as wobbly as you made them]

_ bake for 6.5 to 10 minutes [they should start to turn brown along the edges]

_ quickly take out of the oven and turn them over [place baking pan onto a non-cold surface – this will give you a little more time to bend your cookies]

if you are too slow – your cookies will look more ‘free style’ like you see below ;)

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_ place ‘fortune’ in the center

_ close like a taco [will be super, super hot]

_ use the corner of your table [or your baking pan] to bend around the back

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_ place the bent cookie into a muffin tin [will keep it from opening up again – once completely cool it will keep its shape]

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