Happy Chinese New Year!! What does your “Fortune” say for this year?? I couldn’t help myself but creating a post about how to make “Raw Fortune Cookies”.
The ingredients I used are the same I used in the “Crepe Recipe”! I just experimented with the crepe, turned them into what looked like a Fortune Cookie, dehydrated them a bit longer to make them brittle and Voila! Well here it is! It’s easy to make and it’s great for kids parties!
Quick Facts On Fortune Cookies
☞The history of the cookie is unclear, but the cookie was introduced in the United States by Japanese bakers that modified a recipe based on a cracker from Japan.
☞Fortune cookies are served at the end of the meal as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in US and other countries, except in China
☞Therefore as quoted by Wikipedia, (couldn’t have explained it better myself). “Fortune cookies have been summarized as being “introduced by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately … consumed by Americans.””
Raw Fortune Cookie Recipe
Tools: Dehydrator, kitchen scissors, paper , 3″ circle cookie cutter
Ingredients: Refer to Crepe Recipe
(1) Refer to Crepe Recipe to make the base.
(2) Use your cookie cutter to press down on the base. This will outline the shape of the cookie. Cut it out with a knife or kitchen scissors.
(3) Take your paper and prepare your fortune strips, 3″in length and 1/4″ in width (or smaller). Cut also the left over scraps from the base to use in your cookie to help create it’s shape.
(4) Place the fortune strips and the extra scraps in the middle of the cookie. Rub a bit of water along the edges to seal it.
(5) Fold the cookie in half and seal it.
(6) Take your pointer finger and thumb, bend the two open ends together until they touch. When you fold it, it will start to open again. So pinch for 10 seconds and seal it with water if it starts to open. It has to be closed so it can create it’s shape when it’s dehydrating.
(7) Place back in dehydrator for 3hrs at 115F or until completely dry and brittle. After an 1hr you can start to open up the two open ends a bit since it remained it’s shape during dehydrating. Once cooled it becomes very dry, just like a fortune cookie! Enjoy!
References on Fortune Cookies