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January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers - Tuiles!


This month our Daring Baker challenge was to create tuiles. Tuiles are thin, crisp cookies that have a lacy texture. The traditional shape is a curve, much like a pringle.

Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1xumruehren bitte aka - Kochtopf are the hosts this month. Check out their blogs for full recipes and much better writing. :)

This recipe was quite easy--only a few ingredients and quick mixing and baking times. The challenge was to come up with a great design and accent flavor. I chose to make plain tuiles...no chocolate or other special flavors this month. I do have a few ideas up my sleeve, but an upcoming move to a new classroom (with 18 five-year-olds in tow) is hampering my cooking ad dreaming time this month. I can't wait for summer when I can go back to all the challenges from this year and try them again...variations galore!

I made some tuiles in the traditional curve shape and rolled the rest. Each was drizzled with homemade caramel sauce...a perfect accent to the light flavor of the cookies.

Thank you to Karen and Zorra for a fun month!

Please look at the Daring Bakers blogroll to see how the tuiles turned out for others.


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.

11 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your tuiles look great. I like the caramel drizzle.

Isabelle said...

vraiment très réussies tes tuiles Allison :) beau travail !

oonsky said...

Your tuiles looked so delicate and delish! Good job!

Kim Versus the Kitchen said...

Beautiful!

Diana said...

I bet the caramel drizzle was great on it. Your tuiles look perfect.

Sweet Tooth said...

I like the drizzle too - and homemade sauce, what could be better? Good luck with the move into the new classroom, I hope it is better than the current one.

Andrea said...

Beautiful job on the tuiles! The caramel sauce sounds wonderful with these. I loved that it was an easier challenge for January too.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

They look delicate and crispy. Yum.

TeaLady said...

tuiles look light and delicate. Great job.

Michele said...

I love the shape you chose...it makes a simple recipe look so elegant! I'm getting hungry for these again, hehe!

ice tea: sugar high said...

simple, yet very elegant and enticing. Well done!

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