Asian Fusion — Elegant and Fragrant
Potstickers Become Cookies
In this Fusion recipe, the Potstickers end up as delicate Cookies. They are layered with Whipped Cream and Strawberries, topped with Almonds and served chlled
12 Won Ton Wrappers
¼ cup melted Butter
1 tablespoon sliced Almonds
2 tablespoons Sugar
3½ tablespoons more Sugar
12 medium Strawberries
1 tablespoon Kirsch Liqueur
2/3 cup Whipping Cream
First cut the Won Ton Wrappers into 3 inch circles, using a cookie cutter or 3-inch glass as a guide. Brush both sides with the melted Butter.
Sprinkle the Almonds over the top of 4 of the circles.
Sprinkle half a teaspoon Sugar over ech of the 12 circles.
Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Arrange the circles on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Be careful not to burn them. Transfer the circles to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
Unless the weather is very humid, this can be done a day in advance and stored in an airtight tin until time to finish the dish.
Cut the Strawberries into slices about half an inch wide and toss with half the 3½ tablespoons Sugar and a teaspoonful of the Kirsch Liqueur. Set this aside while preparing the Cream.
To finish the Potstickers, whip the Whipping Cream until it is very stiff/ Add the rest of the Sugar and Kirsch and continue beating until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in the Strawberries.
Lay out four of the cookies that resulted from the baked Potstickers, and spread some of the Whipping Cream mixture over the top. Put another four cookies on top, and distribute the rest of the Cream mixture on top of them.
Top each of the four stacks with the four circles which have the Almonds sprinkled on top.
Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two. This recipe makes a small, delicate, fragrant dessert for four people.
The Potsticker wrappers have been baked and transformed — with the aid of Buter and Sugar — into thin delicate Cookies. Then they get layered in a kind of frozen Torte. Fairly simple to make with a little practice. With a little practice, you can turn this out in about 20 minutes. Plus of course time for marinating and chilling and the actual baking time, which is just about 7 minutes. Another example of a Fusion treatment of Gyoza wrappers. A similar concept in Banana Chocolate Spring Roles, from the Philippines.