Friday, April 3, 2009

Free-for-all Friday Part 2: Easter Calla Lilly Wafers

Special thank you to one of our RWAV followers, Linda, for sharing this Easter baking tradition in her family.

Calla Lilies, because of their trumpet-like form, are said to be symbols of Christ's triumph over death by His Resurrection. The following recipe is a revised and updated version of the one that came from my Great Grandmother Pearl.

Calla Lily Wafers
(Makes about 15 cookies)

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
5-6 Tablespoons flour
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix just until well-blended. Batter should resemble pancake batter. Pour 1 tablespoon of the batter per wafer onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Only bake four cookies at a time, and only for a few minutes, just until set and barely browning at the edges. Loosen with a spatula. While still hot, use your hands to form the wafers into "ice cream cones". You must work quickly or the edges will crack. Spray the pan for the next batch.

While the wafers are cooling, mix up a small batch of white icing. Tint a little of it yellow. Frost the insides of the lilies white using a small pastry brush. Pipe a yellow stamen down the center.

Tip: Bake these on a dry day. Humidity tends to make these cookies start to uncurl.

Air bubbles were caused by overmixing the batter, but even the "duds" taste alright.

The wafers are set upside-down to cool.

A finished Calla Lily.


Happy Four said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. What beautiful edibles...a work of art!

AScott said...

Those are so pretty! Too bad I am a horrible cook! I love the story behind them.

Dolly said...

Great idea and creative too. Too pretty to eat!

Celeste said...

Those are lovely! And tasty too I bet :D

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