Cooking for Your Sweetheart


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Want to get creative this Valentines Day? How about a Fortune Cookie with a twist, Put a cute little note inside!

Here’s a simple and easy recipe for a Valentines Fortune Cookie.


·  60g unsalted butter, softened

·  1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar

·  2 eggwhites, at room temperature

·  1/3 cup (50g) plain flour

·  45 messages on 1 x 5.5cm pieces of coloured paper and gel pens for the note




Preheat oven to 180°C. Place butter and sugar in a bowl. Using a wooden spoon, combine well. Add eggwhites, 1 at a time, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour and a pinch of salt until smooth.




Using an 8cm pastry cutter as a guide, trace 4 circles, 4cm apart, on to a sheet of baking paper. Flip paper over and place on a greased oven tray. Using a metric measuring spoon, spoon a slightly rounded tsp of mixture on to each circle. Use the back of a spoon to spread batter to fill circles.


Incidentally, if you don’t have a pastry cutter use any similar sized rounded object in your kitchen.




Bake for 6-7 minutes or until cookies begin to brown around edges. Working quickly, slide a spatula under each cookie to loosen, then place a message on top of each. Fold hot biscuits in half to enclose, pressing edges together, then bend in half the other way, over the edge of a glass, to create crescent shapes. Hold for a few seconds. Place on a wire rack to cool.




Repeat with remaining batter. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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