My son and his girlfriend started a tradition last year when they had a party on New Year's Day and showed episodes from the various and sundry Star Trek series. They let everyone know the time of day each series was showing, and guests could drop in according to the series they wanted to see. No doubt some people were there for the whole thing. Tomorrow the theme is Dr. Who and there is certainly plenty of material there for people to see. It seemed like a fun thing to do to provide a bowl full of fortune cookies, with fortunes that relate to Dr. Who.
These are a bit finicky, in that you have to stick close to the oven and you have to work quickly to fold the cookies when they get out of the oven, but they aren't particularly hard. They actually taste pretty close to restaurant fortune cookies, although the texture is quite different. The real fun comes in choosing the fortunes to go inside the cookies. With some help from the internet, we came up with some pithy quotes such as "The bravery of idiots is bravery nonetheless" and "Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another" and made some up like "Someone will knit you a nice scarf" and " You will soon meet a tall Dalek". No doubt we will have some laughs tomorrow afternoon as people open their fortunes.
|5 tablespoons||unsalted butter, melted|
|1 cup||all-purpose flour|
|3 tablespoons||heavy cream|
|1 teaspoon||almond extract|
|1/2 teaspoon||vanilla extract|
|Non-stick cooking spray|