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Matcha Fortune Cookies


Using thick paper, cut out a 2- to 2½-inch circle. Also prepare about 20 fortunes to place inside the cookies. Preheat the oven to between 330 and 340 degrees F.

Add the sugar and egg whites to a bowl and beat together with an electric mixer until they turn white. Add in the butter in little by little, constantly mixing.

Sift the flour and matcha together, and then add to the egg whites.

Spoon the dough onto flat surface and spread it into a circle. Use the paper circle as a guide for size and shape, and cut out about 20 circles. Place the dough rounds onto a baking sheet.

Place the cookie in the oven and bake until the edges of the cookie just start to change color, about 3 minutes.

While the cookie is still hot, place a fortune in the center of the cookie and shape the cookie around the fortune. Make sure to leave space in the middle and not to press the cookie against itself. Let cool.


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It is very easy but easy to fail as well. So, please take time to find the right cooking time for your microwave. Because the same wattage differs from microwave to microwave.

You can print out your favorite fortune cookie sayings. You can find them online as well. BTW, mine are from the birthday card that my darling gave me in 2003: Reasons Why I Love You. hehehe

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Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 8-10 cookies

Ingredients:
1 egg white
2 drops vanilla extract
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tbsp. butter (or about 40g is okay)
5 tbsp. cake flour

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a bowl.
2. Add sugar and vanilla extract, then mix well. Add egg white and mix well. Sift in cake flour and mix well. (If you want to make Matcha Green Tea or Chocolate flavor, sift in 1/2 tsp. of Matcha powder or cocoa powder together with the flour.)
3. Draw about 3.5inch (9cm) wide circles on a piece of paper. Place it on a microwavable plate, and place the parchment paper on top. Spoon about 1 tbsp. of the mixture on the parchment paper, then use the back of the spoon to spread out the mixture into 3.5inch (9cm) circles. Remove the template.
4. Microwave at 500w for 1.5min (or less or more depending on the heat of your microwave. Please take time to find the right cooking time for your microwave.)
5. When they are done, place your message and quickly fold the cookies in half. Then bend the cookies over the edge of a cup to shape them into the fortune cookie shape. You need to work with the cookies while they are hot, before they cool down and get stiff. So it's better to make one or two cookies at a time. Also, it is better to wear cotton gloves to avoid burning your fingers. Put them in a muffin tins to hold their shape if you have. Repeat the steps to complete the rest.

*You can also bake them in an oven at 180C (350F) for about 5 minutes until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown.


Matcha Fortune Cookies - Recipes

A good deal of ink has been spilt chronicling the trials and tribulations of being a graduate student. And with good reason, since said trials are many: the long hours, the miniscule (if any) pay, the annoying ridicule we're subject to from grumpy old professors who don't see the point of the modern probability theory revolution . ahem and eye roll. And we graduate students undertake all of this knowing full well that only very few of us will make it into academia in the long run (we just really, really hope it's us!).

Part of what makes it all live-able, however, is the fact that we are also terribly good at laughing at ourselves and at our own predicaments. Take PhD comics, for instance, or #whatshouldwecallgradschool. Poking fun at grad students is easy. Even Tina Fey does it!

So last week, when I was scheduled to speak at the year's final lab meeting, my linguist-cum-baker partner-in-crime Andréa and I thought we should celebrate the end of the year with some special fortune cookies for the lab. Yes, these fortune cookies were special in that some were matcha and orange flower fortune cookies and others were brown butter and almond fortune cookies (flavors far superior to your normal run-of-the-mill types), but really the special surprises were the misfortunes tucked inside. My favorite? p = 0.06.

A full list of our misfortunes is available here.

The misfortune cookies managed to elicit some great hand-to-forehead-smacking reactions at the lab meeting, which was quite gratifying. But really hidden behind these misfortunes was some optimism for fellow students: grad school might suck every now and then and we might not all make it, but at least cookies, laughs, and some good old reflexive schadenfreude can make everything seem better for now.


Read on for recipe.

Fortune cookies
makes about 12 - 18 fortune cookies

for basic recipe:
4 Tbspn unsalted butter
150 g (¾ cup) sugar
3 large egg whites
60 g (½ cup) all-purpose flour

for matcha-orange blossom cookies:
1 Tbspn matcha powder
½ tspn orange flower water

for brown butter cookies:
½ tspn almond extract

1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. If making brown butter cookies, cook the butter until the solids have dropped to the bottom and begin to brown. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, but don’t let the butter resolidify.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, egg whites, and flour. For matcha cookies, add the matcha powder and orange flower water. For brown butter cookies, add almond extract instead. Whisk until the mixture thickens and is well-combined, with no more lumps. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 300° F. Prepare baking sheets lined with silicone mats. Have ready a coffee mug and a muffin tin, for shaping and cooling the cookies, and paper fortunes. Working two cookies at a time, spoon a small, scant Tbspn of batter for each cookie onto the silicone mat, leaving a few inches in between. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter into a thin circle.
4. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few seconds. Place a fortune on the cookie, fold the cookie over in half, press the edge together lightly to seal. Then, 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.

Note: for the fortunes, I used 8-pt Times New Roman font, which turned out to be a good size.


Recipe Summary

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green-tea powder
  • 18 small paper fortunes

In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar with the egg whites, butter, flour and green-tea powder until smooth. Cover the batter and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Have a coffee mug and standard-size muffin tin handy. Spoon two 2-tablespoon-size mounds of batter onto the baking sheet, 6 inches apart. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter to make two 6-inch rounds.

Bake in the center of the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges are browned and the centers are still light. Let cool for 10 seconds, then using a spatula, invert one tuile and place a paper fortune in the center. Fold the tuile in half and then bring the ends together, using the rim of the coffee mug to make the crease. Set the fortune cookie in a muffin cup to hold its shape. Repeat with the second tuile. If the tuile hardens, return it to the oven for a few seconds. Repeat with the remaining batter and fortunes. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.


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  • How to make roasted rice flour – cook rice in your rice cooker on the dry side (use just enough water to cover rice when cooking) or STEAMing your rice works best as it’s much easier to grind later when rice grains are not stuck together. Then dry your rice completely and then roast it in your frying pan. Finally, grind/blend your roasted rice to make the flour.
  • Alternatively, you can break Baekseolgi Tteok and dry it then grind to a powder.
  • You can also use Misugaru 미숫가루 instead of rice flour.
  • Adjust water or liquid amount. Add more or less depending on how dry your flour is and how dry or humid your climate is.
  • You can also use roasted soybean flour, roasted mung bean flour or corn starch
  • Use light-colored honey so you don’t muddy up the colors.
  • These cookies dry up pretty quickly so store them in airtight containers in the fridge. Should be good for few days.
  • Substitute Hibiscus tea for Omija (Five Flavor Berry) tea if you cannot find it. Hibiscus tea has a similar flavor and color.
  • These tea cookies dry up easily because there’s no oil. You can always add a bit of water or tea to add moisture back in. Coat the cookies with sesame oil to prevent drying up too quickly.

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Recipe Summary

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green-tea powder
  • 18 small paper fortunes

In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar with the egg whites, butter, flour and green-tea powder until smooth. Cover the batter and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat. Have a coffee mug and standard-size muffin tin handy. Spoon two 2-tablespoon-size mounds of batter onto the baking sheet, 6 inches apart. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter to make two 6-inch rounds.

Bake in the center of the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, until the edges are browned and the centers are still light. Let cool for 10 seconds, then using a spatula, invert one tuile and place a paper fortune in the center. Fold the tuile in half and then bring the ends together, using the rim of the coffee mug to make the crease. Set the fortune cookie in a muffin cup to hold its shape. Repeat with the second tuile. If the tuile hardens, return it to the oven for a few seconds. Repeat with the remaining batter and fortunes. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.


Matcha and Black Sesame Fortune Cookies

Prepare your fortunes by cutting paper into 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips. Prepare 30 strips and write a fortune on each one.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet liberally with nonstick cooking spray. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, and set it aside.

Beat the egg whites and sugar on medium speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 30 seconds. Gradually add the flour and salt, and beat until incorporated. Add the butter, heavy cream, water, and vanilla extract, and beat until incorporated.

Divide the batter in half and place in two separate bowls. Add the matcha powder to one bowl and the black sesame powder to the other, and stir to combine.

Pour a tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet, and spread with the back of a spoon into a thin circle. Leave 2 inches of space between each cookie . Bake the cookies on the middle oven rack for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges slightly darken. Once removed from oven, work quickly to shape cookies while warm.

To shape the cookies, use an offset spatula to lift up a cookie, and place a fortune onto the center of the cookie. Use your fingers to fold the cookie in half, and pinch the edges together to form a loose semicircle. Carefully bend the two open ends of the cookie together, allowing the two sides of the cookie to expose the center. Place the cookie in a small bowl, to allow it to set. Repeat with the remaining cookies.


Matcha Fortune Cookies - Recipes

You can call it a Green Tea Cake, Fortune Cookie Cake, or Chinese New Year Cake. It’s easy to whip up with a box of white cake mix and some dark or white chocolate, into which you dip the fortune cookies. Here’s how:

RECIPE: GREEN TEA FORTUNE COOKIE CAKE

RECIPE: GREEN TEA BUTTERCREAM


Preparation

1. COMBINE the water and tea powder to make a paste.

Matcha is powdered green tea the consistency of talc, that is used in the Japanese tea ceremony (cha no yu). Matcha has a wonderful aroma, a creamy, silky froth and a rich, mellow taste.

Matcha is made from ten-cha leaves, which are gyokuro leaves that have been not been rolled into needles but are instead steamed and dried. They are top-grade Japanese green tea, produced by a special process in the Uji district, a region known for producing some of the finest green teas in Japan.

The tea bushes are shaded from sunlight for three weeks before harvesting, producing amino acids that sweeten the taste. Unlike whole leaf tea, which is steeped, the leaves are then ground like flour, slowly and finely in a stone mill. The powder is whisked into water, creating a foamy drink. It is the only powdered tea.

Powdered tea is the original way in which tea was prepared. Steeping dried leaves in boiling water didn’t arrive until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Matcha contains a higher amount of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, L-theanine amino acids, polyphenols, chlorophyll and fiber) than other teas.

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  • Golden syrup: 60g
  • Butter: 150g
  • Caster sugar: 120g
  • Rolled oats: 120g
  • Plain flour: 120g
  • Bicarbonate of soda: 2tsp
  • Whisky (optional): 2tsp
  1. Put the syrup, butter and sugar into a saucepan and allow them to melt over a low heat on the hob. Stir from time to time.
  2. When the butter has melted and sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the flour and oats.
  3. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in a small dish with a tablespoon of hot water and add to the mixture. Add the whiskey, if you are using it.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 140°C (Gas Mark 1).
  6. Lightly grease a flat baking tray or use a non-stick mat.
  7. Roll the mixture between your hands into marble size balls and place them on the baking tray, leaving room for the biscuits to spread while baking.
  8. Place the tray of anzac biscuits in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 10–15 minutes until golden in colour. Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool for a few moments, then finish cooling on a wire rack.

If you have enjoyed making these Anzac biscuits, why not use them in making a fantastic Anzac, cream and chocolate dessert?


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