Freshly and Lovingly Baked on : 29th June 2014
Frangipani … A lovely tree that peppered the street of Bali and their famous resorts. How I love the look of the branches and the look of their flowers on my hair. I have never really noticed this tree in my own country. The daily mess of running after the currency mkts, own business and life seem to dull my senses.
These senses suddenly turned alive when the mood turned to a holidaying one. Suddenly, I took notice of the surroudings, the colours, the smell and the people.
This bake was inspired by frangipani. I have in mind another way to create this piece. As I attended church today, the lord dropped this into my heart. I can totally create this using one dough. And I needed a dough which I csn easily mold to suit my needs to create the flowers. Fortune cookies dough fits well.
So here goes:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
125g Melted Unsalted Butter
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
3 Egg Whites
Whip egg whites, sugar and vanilla extract together until very well mixed. Add in the melted butter and whisked it till fully incorporated. Slowly add in the flour in batches and ensure its well combined as well. Lastly add in the water into the batter and whisked it in.
For this project, I basically piped it onto the parchment papers. I have in mind the look of frangipani tree when I piped it. You do not need to pipe similar design. If you are just interested in the real fortune cookies, just dollop a small amount of batter onto the parchment papers and spread it using the bottom of a spoon.
Base on this batter, you are able only to do a maximum of 3 pieces before the biscuits cool and you are not able to fold it.
Baked the piped designs in a preheated oven of 170 degree for 5 to 8 minutes. Watch it and take it out once you see the sides starting to brown.
Work quickly when you take it out of the oven. For my piece, I simply let it cool onto a round surface to create a dish look. But its quite brittle and break easily because the branches are thin. Anyway, I made a few of the frangipani trees befoe creating the petals of the flowers.
Have fun playing with the batter. It is delicious on its own and you can create any design to your little heart desires!