calla lily tuile cookie with lemon ricotta
May 4, 2011 § 17 Comments
The Iron Craft Challenge is one of those things I wish I had time to accomplish since my recent life change. I have set out ambitious plans for each of the weekly projects, but time has shuffled those ideas to the back burner. However, this week, I had a couple of flower-making ideas slated for the blog in time for Mother’s Day and thought it was fitting for this week’s Iron Craft Challenge 18: April Showers. The challenge is to bring May flowers, crafted any way you like.
As I have a penchant for crafting with food, I made bouquets of cally lily tuile cookies filled with lemon ricotta. How? Well, your simple fortune cookie batter just got reshaped into these spring flowers.
I had my first attempt at fortune cookies over ten years ago when my best friend shared her discovery of Martha Stewart’s recipe. This was right when Martha catapulted fortune cookies into trend status. Since then, I have made hundreds of fortune cookies for friends and family over the past decade. I have also taken Martha’s trusted recipe to make my own creations from the batter. The calla lily is one that I’ve been proud of creating, as well as a very simple and perfect food craft for this time of year.
To make your template, you will need: a 4″ x 4-1/2″ cut sheet of paper, a plastic cutting sheet (or similar flat plastic item), pencil, scissors, X-Acto knife, and cutting mat.
a. Fold your sheet of paper in half lengthwise.
b. Cut into a spade shape.
c. Trace on plastic cutting sheet.
d. Using an X-Acto knife, cut a hole through. Insert your scissors through the hole, and cut on the marked line.
You are welcome to use your favorite tuile or fortune cookie recipe. Here is the link to Martha Stewart’s fortune cookie recipe that I’ve counted on for years.
Make the batter as instructed. For this particular recipe, substitute with lemon extract and add a few drops of yellow food color.
1. Spread a thin layer of batter over the stencil. You can fit three in one cookie sheet, which is also the ideal number to get through the next step.
2. Bake until golden (with my oven, it takes three and a half minutes with a timer). Quickly remove cookie from the pan with a spatula and roll up each side as shown. Fold the sides with a slight curl. You will need to work quickly while the cookie is hot, and quickly repeat for the remaining two cookies on the sheet.
3. Place on a cooling rack.
4. Pipe the lemon ricotta filling.
For the lemon ricotta filling, you will need:
One package of stovetop lemon pie
2 cups of milk
1 cup of ricotta cheese
Yellow food color
Red food color.
Prepare the pie filling according to package instructions, however, substitute the water with milk. Let cool. Combine ricotta cheese. Add a few drops of yellow food color and one drop of red food color for a light orange tint.
Once the lemon ricotta filling is piped, the cookie must be served immediately to maintain its crisp texture.
This single recipe yields 4 dozen cookies — there’s enough cally lily tuile cookie bouquets to share with everyone!
Tagged: 3d cookies, calla lily cookies, creative fortune cookies, flower cookies, three dimensional cookies, tuile cookies, tuile template
This is an ingenious idea/recipe. My daughter’s name is Lilly and she had Calla Lily’s at her wedding. This would have been ideal for her. I’ll file this away for a time when I want to do something special for her, and I am sure it will lead to other ideas/uses as well. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
Thanks, Donna! I was actually thinking of whether this would be a feasible project for weddings and concluded it’s quite possible. The single batch I made yielded about 50 cookies in about 2 hours, so it can certainly be done for weddings for sure for others who have a calla lily theme. I’m glad you’re filing this away to make it for her in the future. Thanks for stopping by. 😀
I forgot to mention how beautiful they are. I love the grace that a Calla Lily has. Thanks again. Dona
how very cute, I am looking forward to trying this
Thanks, Janiece. Let me know how it goes!
love, love, LOVE!
what do you think of adding food colouring to the fortune cookie for coloured callas?
Thanks, Karen! I know it’s hard to see it, but there’s actually almost 10 drops of yellow food color in these callas — I’m sure gel food color would’ve been more intense. I think I will try intense colors next time. 😀
Those are so beautiful! WOW.
Thanks for stopping by, Susan!
So delicately cool! Never would have thought of using a stencil for paper thin cookies – so smart!
Thanks, Michelle! I can’t take the credit for making a stencil for cookies, which is how tuile and fortune cookies have always been made. I just designed my own stencil to make calla lily cookies. 😀
This is such a brilliant idea. I’m definitely going to make my own fortune cookies now.
Thanks for reading, Chris! 😀
what a superb idea!! I think the calla lilies came out so amazing!!
Beautiful lilies! Great idea! I also am thinking of these for my sons upcoming wedding. How soon would i be able to make them? Do they need to be in fridg? Could I use another idea for the center if they do?Thanks for any help.
Yikes, sorry for my super duper late reply, Mari! I don’t know if your son had his wedding already in the summer. I think these can be made 2-3 days in advance. However, refrigerating them would cause them to soften. I suggest keeping them in a dry, airtight container. There are definitely other ways to do the center if they aren’t into this type of filling. 😀
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