Thursday, January 29, 2009
Daring Bakers Do Tuiles
Last month I didn’t make the Daring Bakers’ challenge mostly due to time constraints. 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. I chose to make the first tuiles. I havent made tuiles like these before – I have made ones that are more like brandy snaps or very thin Florentines. It was fun to make something different.
To go with the tuiles we had to make something light to partner them. I chose to make vanilla frozen yoghurt which was actually a great accompaniment. The tuiles were quite easy to make – it is a simple batter, spread out into shapes (I boringly spread mine into circles), baked and then shaped while still warm. I coloured a little of the mix with cocoa and made dots and swirls on the tuilles. I shaped mine over a rolling pin, but something a bit thinner would give a more definite shape.
I also think next time I would make them thinner – although they were still lovely and crispy.
The vanilla frozen yoghurt was based on a recipe from David Leibowitz’s ice cream book. I used yoghurt that was already vanilla flavoured, adding more vanilla seeds and then you simply churn it in your ice cream maker. I used low fat yoghurt which I thought might give an icy result, but it didn’t. The frozen yoghurt was so creamy and utterly delicious, that it is worth having an ice cream maker simply to make this!
See how creative the other Daring Bakers’ tuiles are here.