Fortune Cookies – Great British Bake Off Bloggers’ 2017

Fortune Cookies

We were going to try making a board game for this week’s bake off challenge. We ran out of time, again, and decided to make fortune cookies instead.
They’re fun and we’ve never made them before so it was more of a challenge.

Last Week Kaycee made Cherry Cake but Ant’s having to make the fortune cookies this week due to time constraints.

Fortune Cookies

Yield: 15

Fortune Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 100g caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment
  2. Write out fortunes on paper that has been cut to 6cm long and 1cm wide
  3. In a bowl, put the egg whites, vanilla and almond extracts, oil and 2 tsps of water and mix with hand mixer until frothy
  4. Put the flour, cornflour, sugar and a pinch of salt into another bowl
  5. Sift into the egg mixture and whisk together until it's smooth
  6. Chill for 1 hour
  7. Preheat the oven to 180/160 fan/Gas 4
  8. Put a tablespoon of the mixture onto the the prepared baking sheet
  9. Oil the back of a spoon and use it to smooth out the mixture until it is around 8-10cm
  10. Repeat so you have 2 cookies on the tray
  11. Make sure to leave plenty of space between them because they will spread
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edge of the cookies turn golden
  13. Remove them one at a time using a palette knife
  14. They need to still be soft so you can shape them. You need to work quickly
  15. Turn the cookie over and place it face down. Put the fortune in the middle
  16. Fold the circle in half and seal the edges by pinching them together
  17. Put the cookie on the rim of a glass or cup and pull down the 2 corners to create the fortune cookie shape
  18. Hold for 10 seconds then put in a muffin tin to help them hold the shape while they cool
  19. Repeat with the remaining cookie mixture
http://www.shelllouise.co.uk/2017/09/fortune-cookies-great-british-bake-off.html

Here are some of the fortunes Ant put in the cookies. I did wonder whether he was going to write out some Tim Vine jokes and put those in. He has a Tim Vine joke book with lots of cheesy jokes that make the girls groan!

Fortunes for the fortune cookies
He decided to Google some fortunes and print them out instead to make life easier. I have to mention that we have a new printer. It’s a wifi printer and he was excited that he was able to print from his phone!

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5 Comments

  1. Curly's Cooking

    11th September 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I was definitely not brave enough to try making fortune cookies! Your’s look better than those people baked on the show! #GBBOBloggers2017

  2. jenny paulin

    11th September 2017 at 9:27 pm

    this is wonderful – the first fortune cookies entered this week. I love all the Tim Vine jokes added to the cookies LOL! I can see why they make your daughters groan. Well done to Ant. Were they easier to make than you imagined?
    thank you – all of you – for another lovely recipe linked up to #GBBOBloggers2017 x

  3. Helen

    12th September 2017 at 11:44 am

    after watching the fails on the show last week I was really put off making these, but you have done a fab job!

  4. Rebecca Beesley

    14th September 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I am SO impressed that you made the fortune cookies. Congrats on the new printer – ours has just stopped working! #gbbobloggers2017

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