Ravneet Gill’s Fortune Cookies

Ravneet Gill
Ravneet Gill

Junior Bake Off

Set your own destiny by writing your own fortunes and sealing them inside these delicate biscuits. You’ll need to work quickly once baked, as the biscuits will begin to harden as they cool and will break when you try to shape them.

Makes: 6
Difficulty: Needs skill
Hands-On Time: 30 mins
Baking Time: 30 mins
  • Ingredients
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Step 1
Write six fortunes on small rectangles of paper.

Step 2
For the fortune cookie batter, lightly whisk the egg whites and oil together to combine. Add the caster sugar, flour and cornflour, then beat until smooth. The batter should be the consistency of double cream. If it is too thick, add 1 tbsp water at a time. Try not to incorporate any air into the batter or this will create bubbles in your fortune cookies.

Step 3
Take 3 bowls and put 3 tbsp of batter into each one. You should be left with some uncoloured batter.

Step 4
Colour one bowl orange, one blue and one green. Transfer each coloured batter into separate piping bags.

Step 5
Spoon 2 x ½ tbsp of uncoloured batter onto a lined baking sheet, spaced well apart. Use the back of a spoon to spread each circle of batter to roughly 8cm diameter.

Step 6
On one circle, pipe thin lines of alternating coloured batter and drag a cocktail stick through the lines to create a feathered effect.

Step 7
On the other circle, pipe dots of alternating coloured batter around the edge and drag a cocktail stick through to make little hearts.

Step 8
Bake for 8-9 minutes until the other edges are light golden brown.

Step 9
Remove the fortune cookies from the oven and working quickly, use a small offset palette knife to lift off one of the circles. Flip the circle over so that the coloured design is facing down, then place a fortune into the centre.

Step 10
While still soft, bring the top and bottom halves of each fortune cookie together, creating a semi-circle, and seal at the top. Place the middle of the folded edge of the cookie over the rim of a tumbler and gently pull the corners down on the inside and outside of the glass, to form the classic fortune cookie shape.

Step 11
Place in the muffin tray to cool. Quickly shape the second fortune cookie.

Step 12
Repeat steps 4-10 with the remaining batter to create six fortune cookies.