Can I steam a fortune cookie 'blank' to make it temporarily flexible?
February 27, 2014 10:54 AM Subscribe
I'd like to write fortunes and fold them into home-made fortune cookies. Can I make the cookies ahead and then reheat or steam them to make them flexible enough to fold?
posted by wryly to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My hope is that I can make a good number of them ahead of time, let them cool flat, and then steam or otherwise reheat them to make them malleable. There are plenty of recipes for fortune cookies on line, but they all recommend baking two cookies at a time so so they won't cool before you can shape them.
Why would I want to do such a thing? Because I'll be doing the folding with a couple of children, and don't want them to lose interest while we wait for each separate pair to bake.
Ingredients: 3 egg whites, 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract,1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons water