Valentine’s Day Present With A Difference
Stuck for ideas this Valentine's Day? Left it a bit late? Shy? Want to tell that special someone how you’re feeling, but want to remain discrete?Don't fret ...InSITE Editor Becky Shewell has found the answer… Fortune cookies, with a fate that you control!
- 1 egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 11/4 cup white sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Butter a cookie sheet. Write lovely love fortunes (or even a proposal) on strips of the paper about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
Generously grease 2 cookie sheets.
Mix the egg white and vanilla until foamy but not stiff.
Sift the flour, salt, and sugar and blend into the egg white mixture.
Place teaspoonfuls of the batter at least 4 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets.
Tilt the sheet to move the batter into round shapes about 3 inches in diameter.
Be careful to make batter as round and even as possible. Do not make too many, because the
cookies have to be really hot to form them and once they cool it is too late. Start with 2 or 3 fortune cookies to a sheet and see how they fit...
Bake for 5 minutes or until cookies have turned a golden colour 1/2 inch wide around the outer edge of the circle. The centre should remain pale.
Remove from oven and quickly move cookies with a wide spatula and place upside down on a wooden board.
Quickly place the fortune on the cookie, close to the middle and fold each of the cookies in half. Place the folded edge across the rim of a measuring cup and pull the pointed edges down, one on the inside of the cup and one on the outside.
Place folded fortune cookies into the cups of a muffin tin or egg carton to hold their shape until firm.
This way, you get to control who gets which message!! Romantic and discrete. If you’re shy…definitely one to try!
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