Thursday, January 29, 2009

January's Daring Bakers - Tuiles

So another month with the Daring Bakers has passed and I've attempted the latest challenge, Tuiles. This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux. (oh and trust me, their results came out WAAAAYYY prettier than mine!) Thankfully it was a light and easy recipe, since both Jason and I are on a diet and a big rich cake would have completely done us in! ;-)

The tuiles were light and yet savory with a touch of sweetness that satisfied a sweet tooth I've been neglecting for a while now. But I know my end result was still way thicker than they were intended to be.

OK, so on the results!The first tuile I made, I tried dying some of the batter as suggested and then making a pattern on my butterfly, but I wasn't a huge fan of the way it turned out. I curled it over an ice cream scoop so it would cool bent and then added a line of whipped cream down the center. Meh. So-So.Experimenting further, I thought I would do a plain butterfly with the powered sugar sprinkled on top and then make a couple chocolate flowers with whipped cream centers. I liked how these turned out even better. And finally, because it was getting late and I wanted to use up all my chocolate batter, I made these cannoli-inspired tuiles with a whipped cream filling and powdered sugar sprinkled on top. These turned out pretty cute too. But wow, rolling these suckers while they were still hot was a challenge! If you wait till they're cool enough to touch, then they'll crack, so I had to sit there rolling hot cookies as fast as I could without burning myself to bad. Yikes!

As for the overall flavor, it wasn't my favorite and I probably won't be adding this recipe to the box, but it was fun to learn something new and maybe I'll try modifying it in the future.

Thanks Daring Bakers for another great challenge!


Kimberly Johnson said...

I really like the cannoli inspired tuiles - they are very pretty on the plate! I didn't get brave enough to shape them into anything other than cups.

Camille said...

I have never even heard of a tuile...were they tasty? Your last ones were my favourite. Cute!

AMIT said...

Was it tasty?

BPO work from home sta

Katrina Hope said...

i liked the flowers- specifically the one on the right :)