Today is son-in-law's birthday and his favorite dinner is Asian style scallops so that's what we're making. Thought it would be fun for dessert to have fortune cookies with cute little phrases from the kiddos inside.
I've never tried to make these, but know that lots of folks do. So how hard could it be, I decide.
Turns out it might not be "hard," but it sure is tricky. Wasn't helpful that I didn't start this endeavor until about 3pm yesterday, so had no time to experiment before the family got home. Decided to ask for help and try again today so we can have them for tonight's birthday dinner.
I used Paula Deen's recipe yesterday (here). The batter tasted great, but I couldn't get those little suckers to bake evenly. For one thing, I had a hard time spreading the batter out evenly to make a 4" circle. And then they just burned around the outside edges. Admittedly, our oven isn't much good for delicate baking, but it occurs to me that other people must have less-than-perfect ovens and manage to make these pretty little things.
I do note that Paula's recipe adds no additional oil, and no cornstarch or other binder.
So I'm asking...
Any of you make fortune cookies? Any tips, hints, recipes, methods to try?
Edited by Jaymes, 17 August 2011 - 08:14 AM.