I decided to try these ahead of time so we could perfect them before our Christmas Eve Chinese Feast! :) I haven't tried putting the paper in yet, but I'm confident after the test run that it'll be fine. So, here's what I did...following some tips already given by others. 1. Reduced sugar to 2 Tbsp....plenty sweet! 2. Added 1/2 Tbsp. of water to batter. 3. Baked at 375 for about 7 minutes...just until edge is starting to brown and center is set. 4. FOLD quickly!!! In half like a taco shell, then pinch the edges together...then over an edge of a bowl or pan or something to form the horse shoe bend. 5. Placed in muffin tin (see my picture) to keep them from unfolding. Now, at this point, even after cooling, they are still not crispy enough to "break open". So, once we were done, I turned the oven off...and about 10 minutes later stuck the muffin tin back in and just let it sit in there and dry out. They got a little more brown (like you are used to seeing at a restaurant)...and NICE and crispy! More tips...I got 4 out of this recipe, but they were kinda big...so I think the "6 servings" is correct. I made 2 at a time on a jelly roll pan sprayed with Pam...it worked perfectly. I just formed them in my hand...wasn't too hot. Next time I think I will double the recipe and do half vanilla and half orange extract. THANK YOU for this recipe!!! I'm not trying any others...this is the one, it just needed a little tinkering to make it perfect!
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I decided to try these ahead of time so we could perfect them before our Christmas Eve Chinese...