The Calla Lily as dessert

These Calla Lily cookies almost look too good to eat

These Calla Lily cookies are dazzling and tasty. You can make the elegant spathe of the Calla Lily yourself with this easy recipe.

A Calla Lily to eat – the ingredients

To make the cookies you need the following:
•    1 cup of flour
•    1 ½ teaspoons of baking power
•    A pinch of salt
•    3 eggs
•    1 ½ dessert spoons of hot water
•    1 cup of sugar 
•    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

And for the filling you need:

•    ½ cup of crème fraiche or whipped cream
•    3 dessert spoons of sugar
•    Mandarin segment

Bijna te mooi om te eten, deze CallakoekjesCopyright: The Courier-Tribune
These Calla Lily cookies almost look too good to eat

This is how you make the Calla Lily cookies

Before you start take a look at the photos of the original recipe on the website of the, as this will make the baking even easier. 

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place baking paper on two baking trays. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the hot water and mix in the sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well and add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the mixture for another 2 minutes until it becomes a thin batter like pancake batter.

  • Use a dessert spoon of batter per cookie and drip the batter in small circles on one of the baking trays. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the batter has turned light brown. Take the baking tray out of the oven and make the Calla Lily shape with your fingers- careful, it’s hot! Let them cool and mould again if needed, before the cookies get too cold to shape them. Repeat these steps for the second baking tray.

  • For the filling, mix the sugar with the crème fraiche or whipped cream. Just before you serve them, fill the cookies with the filling (otherwise they may become soggy). Lay a mandarin segment in the middle of the filling to resemble stamen.

Lovely and yummy, enjoy!

To enjoy the Calla cookies even more, you can decorate the table beautifully with a few colourful Calla Lilies. And, are you happy with the result?