Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers January Challenge - Tuiles

After missing a few DB challenges, I was glad to be participating this month because we were making tuiles. I have only made bowl-shaped ones once before and was looking forward to trying a new shape.

The tuile batter is pretty straightforward and made with easy to access ingredients. The only things I didn't sift were the flour and icing sugar. I don't think it made a big difference but I found that I still had small bits of butter after everything was incorporated. The batter, even after refrigeration, was still thinnish which sometimes led to wacky-shaped tuiles rather than circular. I made a small portion of chocolate batter so some tuiles had chocolate striping and some were plain.

After they were baked, I waited a few seconds before lifting off and rolling around a wooden spoon handle. They were a little sticky and some tore. After they cooled, I filled them with PC Dark Chocolate Spread and my kids ate them all. I paired some with strawberry frozen yogurt and they ate those too. My tuiles were a bit soft and definitely not crunchy - most likely caused by human error. The whole process was not difficult and fun to try. Thanks for a great challenge!

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.

13 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great job! Your Tuiles look really nice! What a wonderful choice of filling...

Cheers,

Rosa

Baking Soda said...

My kids would adore you... look at that soft flowing chocolate. Nice!!

Jenny said...

I agree, my kid would adore you too. :-)
Everything looks good.

Katie said...

Mmmm love how you piped them full of chocolate. They look great.

Madeleine said...

Welcome back!

they look delicious!!!

creampuff said...

Nice to see you back, Jen!

Tia said...

You're my hero for using PC Dark Chocolate spread. Dare I say- it's better than Nutella? :-O

Gorgeous, yummy-looking pictures!

Diana said...

They look really good! I didn't sift my flour or sugar either, partly because I don't have a sifter, partly because I'm lazy :)

Flame Thrower said...

wow, these look fantastic! I'll have to try!

Jacque said...

Mmm, chocolate and strawberry sounds wonderful with tuiles.

Yours came out so nice!

Liliana said...

Your tuiles came out fabulous! What a great choice for a filling.

Julie said...

wow..it look so good!!!!

Kris said...

Oh I think I'm drooling, those look SO tempting!! I love the way the chocolate is just slightly dripping out the end, that picture is chocolate- craving-inducing for sure!