Fortune Cookies I
Make it as written!!!
I tried a previous review of half the sugar and 1T water - yuck. They were so rubbery.
As for technique, this is how I did it and they were easy to work with
Silpat mats rubbed with butter and placed on heavy cookie sheets. Batter spread thin, baked in my convection oven at 400F for 6 1/2 minutes or until you get the right color. Take the sheet out the oven, flip the cookie BACK ONTO THE MAT, add fortune, fold in half and drape over glass. (Keeping the mat on the sheet keeps the cookies hot and pliable to fold in half even as you work with them.
Take the mat off the sheet and wave it around to cool it down (if you don't do this the next batch will start to cook on the mat and be hard to spread and a grainy texture), place mat on counter (NOT on hot cookie sheet), rub with a bit of butter. Spread next batch of cookies.
I also found that having two sheets in rotation going into and out the oven every three minutes really cut down on prep time and gave me just enough time to fold 3 cookies and spread three more.
What didn't work: parchment paper. Also baking directly on the sheets because my sheets were still too hot by the time I was ready to spread the next batch and they cooked as I was spreading them. Ended up like scrambled eggs. Don't use spray, use butter. Too hard to spread with spray. They need to "grip" the mat not slide around on it.
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Dec. 13, 2013