As for Japanese sushi or English beer, Chinese fortune cookies are found in every city of the world. The fortune cookies available in Canada made from the traditional recipe and are among the best in the world.

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 12 to 16 personalized messages!
  1. Mix the dry ingredients carefully, add oil, egg whites and corn syrup, mix again
  2. Add the orange blossom water and the grated orange zest
  3. Make only 2 or 3 cookies at a time by extending little balls of dough on a well-greased cookie sheet, 3 inches away from the rim. Using the back of a spoon, shape each ball into discs about 4 inches in diameter, well apart from each other.
  4. Cook in the oven at 325 F for 10 to 12 minutes until the dough turns a beautiful pale brown color.
  5. While the cookies are still warm, quickly picke them up with a large spatula, place a message in the middle, fold them in half without crushing them; then fold them again into the shape of a half-moon.Pressing the cookie on the edge of a bowl will help give it this shape. Cool at room temperature, with the points facing down.
  6. If, during this preparation, a cookie disc becomes too breakable, you can resoften it by putting it back in the oven for 20 seconds.
  7. The manual preparation is rather delicate; do not be surprised if you obtain strange shapes on your first try.