Jan 27 2016
Angbaos, new clothes and yummy goodies aside, Chinese New Year is also about wishing your friends and family the best of health, wealth and tonnes of good luck! Stuff these blessings into fortune cookies and make it fun for everyone to discover their fortune.
With sleeves rolled up, our interns have made a batch of Coconut-Matcha Fortune Cookies to show how fuss-free and easy this recipe is. Watch the video to find out more!
Coconut-Matcha Fortune Cookies (adapted from here)
Makes about 12-18 fortune cookies
60 g (½ cup) of all-purpose flour
4 regular sized egg egg whites (or 3 large sized egg egg whites)
150 g (¾ cup) of brown-sugar (or white sugar)
1 Tablespoon of matcha powder
1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
3 Tablespoon of olive oil
Just play around with the quantity till you find the right balance. Don’t worry, baking is all about experimenting.
- In a bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, olive oil, (brown) sugar, egg whites, flour and matcha powder until the mixture thickens, with no more lumps. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 170°C. Prepare baking sheets and have ready a coffee mug and muffin tin, which are for shaping and cooling the cookies. Work on two cookies at a time by spooning a tablespoon of batter for each cookie onto the baking sheet, leaving a few inches in between. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a thin circle (Not too thin though, else the product might just snap)
- Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few seconds. Place a fortune on the cookie before folding the cookie in half, pressing the edges together lightly to seal. Then quickly, using the edge of the mug, indent the cookie in half on the folded side of the half-circle, bringing the ends together. Place in a muffin tin to cool and take shape.