Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers: Tuiles


Daring Bakers...

Got the tuiles made earlier in the month.

No time to post. (Still unpacking from our move. Husband wants to throw Super Bowl party this Sunday. Deadlines at work. Snow day #3 today. Kids driving me mad.)


Recipe notes:

- fairly easy recipe (thank goodness!!!)
- tuiles are cute and fun
- a little time consuming. I couldn't manage to get my act together enough to make more than two at a time.
- might make these again if I really want to impress someone or as decoration.
- chocolate mousse was delish! (see link to recipe below.)

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.

Following is a recipe taken from a book called “The Chocolate Book”, written by female Dutch Master chef Angélique Schmeinck.

Tuiles
Recipe:
Yields: 20 small butterflies/6 large (butterflies are just an example)
Preparation time batter 10 minutes, waiting time 30 minutes, baking time: 5-10 minutes per batch

65 grams / ¼ cup / 2.3 ounces softened butter (not melted but soft)
60 grams / ½ cup / 2.1 ounces sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 sachet vanilla sugar (7 grams or substitute with a dash of vanilla extract)
2 large egg whites (slightly whisked with a fork)
65 grams / ¼ cup / 2.3 ounces sifted all purpose flour
1 table spoon cocoa powder/or food coloring of choice
Butter/spray to grease baking sheet

Oven: 180C / 350F

Using a hand whisk or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle (low speed) and cream butter, sugar and vanilla to a paste. Keep stirring while you gradually add the egg whites. Continue to add the flour in small batches and stir to achieve a homogeneous and smooth batter/paste. Be careful to not overmix.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up. (This batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week, take it out 30 minutes before you plan to use it).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with either butter/spray and chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. This will help spread the batter more easily if using a stencil/cardboard template such as the butterfly. Press the stencil on the baking sheet and use an off sided spatula to spread batter. Leave some room in between your shapes. Mix a small part of the batter with the cocoa and a few drops of warm water until evenly colored. Use this colored batter in a paper piping bag and proceed to pipe decorations on the wings and body of the butterfly.

Bake butterflies in a preheated oven (180C/350F) for about 5-10 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Immediately release from baking sheet and proceed to shape/bend the cookies in the desired shape. These cookies have to be shaped when still warm, you might want to bake a small amount at a time or maybe put them in the oven to warm them up again. (Haven’t tried that). Or: place a baking sheet toward the front of the warm oven, leaving the door half open. The warmth will keep the cookies malleable.

If you don’t want to do stencil shapes, you might want to transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip. Pipe the desired shapes and bake. Shape immediately after baking using for instance a rolling pin, a broom handle, cups, cones….

Chocolate Mousse

Check out the recipe here.

31 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

i like tuiles I ll try making these :)

pinkstripes said...

I love the way you shaped and decorated your tuiles and the the chocolate mousse sounds yummy.

Maria said...

SO pretty! I just love what you did with the tuiles!! Nice job!

Isabelle said...

c'est très raffiné et d'une finesse dans le look ! tout simplement magnifique :)

Grace said...

oh jacque! these are so delicate and lovely--i'm completely impressed. beautiful. :)

Nidhi said...

Beautiful as usual.

Ruth said...

Your tuiles are so pretty and elegant. You did a great job and the mousse looks and sounds delicious!

Tammy said...

wow, they are too cute!!! good luck with the un-packing!

Lisa said...

Short, sweet - but very cute!

Dana McCauley said...

In two words:simply stunning!

Lynn said...

For someone who didn't have much time, your tuiles look like they were made by a professional baker. Just how did you manage that? I am really impressed, not only by what you baked, but, by your photography, too.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wow, you sound very busy! Love the pink polka dotted tuiles! Have fun unpacking!

Beryl said...

Beautiful job and I love the decorations. Good luck getting a handle on the chaos!

Dragon said...

I love how pale and delicate these tuiles turned out. Great job on this month's challenge.

AmyRuth said...

Oh So Cute.....Love your tuiles. Good Luck with that hubs request and the bowl. he he
AmyRuth

Jo said...

Oh wow, these look too cute. Great job on your challenge.

Bunny said...

They're beautiful. As busy as you are girl you did a fantastic job. Now...sit down for a minute or two and ...BREATHE.

Candice said...

I love the decorations! So cute.

Jenny said...

I absolutely love the pink with the light chocolate. These may be my favorites in this challenge, and I've looked at pages and pages of posts!

Megan said...

Total perfection.

chef_d said...

Your tuiles look very beautifully done :)

farida said...

Great looking tuiles! Nice job!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi jacques
loved your tuile..they look subtle and nice.....you are a great daring baker !

SugarEd Productions said...

SUPERB! Love the display. How did purple thingies?

alexandra's kitchen said...

oh how cute! you added spots to your tuiles! this looks like a lovely dessert

Sara said...

Wow, these are so cute! They look very delicious. :)

spike. said...

You did a great job despite everything else going on for you right now!

Shay said...

Your tuiles look so pretty and dainty! I could never accomplish something so nice if I was as busy as you sound!!

Diana said...

Wow, your tuilles are REALLY pretty. I also had to only do 2-3 at a time, but I think it made it a little less stressful.

Jude said...

The presentation is so cute... I'm liking the purple patterns around the edges.

Talita said...

Really pretty these tuiles! I still don't bake it, but I'll do it soon!