As a member to be, I need to passed two challenges before I officially become a member of KBB. What is KBB? KBB short from Klub Berani Baking. You may see their blog here
I nearly missed out the KBB#27 Challenge. It's because I missed to subscribe the mailing list. Luckily enough around mid January, I contacted mbak Arfi Binsted to found out what the challenge is, then she forward me the email... Pppffhhh... such a relieve otherwise I will failed before I even try it.
Here's the KBB#27 Challenge : Fortune Cookie
Fortune cookie according to wikipedia : Is a crisp cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and oil with a "fortune" wrapped inside. A "fortune" is a piece of paper with words of wisdom or a vague prophecy. The message inside may also include a Chinese phrase with translation or a list of lucky numbers used by some as lottery numbers, some of which have become actual winner numbers.
After I read the invite, I'm ready to bake one. So here's my story :
Fortune cookies can be tricky to make - it's important to make sure that the cookie batter is spread out evenly on the baking sheet. Instead of using the back of a wooden spoon to spread the batter, it's better to gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth as needed. Wearing cotton gloves makes it easier to handle and shape the hot cookies. This fortune cookie recipe makes about 10 cookies.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 teaspoons water
1. Write fortunes on pieces of paper that are 3 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 2 9-X-13 inch baking sheets.
2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg white, vanilla extract, almond extract and vegetable oil until frothy, but not stiff.
3. Sift the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar into a separate bowl. Stir the water into the flour mixture.
4. Add the flour into the egg white mixture and stir until you have a smooth batter. The batter should not be runny, but should drop easily off a wooden spoon.
Note: if you want to dye the fortune cookies, add the food coloring at this point, stirring it into the batter. For example, I used 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring to make green fortune cookies.
5. Place level tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, spacing them at least 3 inches apart. Gently tilt the baking sheet back and forth and from side to side so that each tablespoon of batter forms into a circle 4 inches in diameter.
6. Bake until the outer 1/2-inch of each cookie turns golden brown and they are easy to remove from the baking sheet with a spatula (14 - 15 minutes).
7. Working quickly, remove the cookie with a spatula and flip it over in your hand. Place a fortune in the middle of a cookie. To form the fortune cookie shape, fold the cookie in half, then gently pull the edges downward over the rim of a glass, wooden spoon or the edge of a muffin tin. Place the finished cookie in the cup of the muffin tin so that it keeps its shape. Continue with the rest of the cookies***
These are the ingredients including the message that I will put inside the cookie.
And to shape the cookie I used Cup & muffin pan
Next stage is making a batter. I followed every steps as per recipe above. Taaadaaa... now the batter is ready.
The fun part while baking this fortune cookie is once the cookie ready - you can tell by the golden color around the edge, then you have to remove it straight away from the pan and put the message inside & form the cookie buy pull it downward over the rim of a cup. I forgot to buy a disposable glove, but the making must go on, I have to dance all the way while I touch the cookie, - well that's my reaction when I touch it because the cookie is way too hot for my bare hand
But all the suffer is worth. I finally finish my baking.
And now I proudly present
My First Fortune Cookie
And last but not least... I passed this challenge... Woot...woot