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Megans Cookin: Daring Bakers Tuiles

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers Tuiles

The daring Baker Challenge this month was Tuiles. Something light and fun. We were to pick one of three recipes and bake them, shape them, and pair them. I thought I would be so clever and make the savory batch and pair it with a salad to stay with my new healthy living plan. Well...

It was a good plan but not a very wise one. I made my batch which included a whole stick of butter. Then I tried to make my bowls without a stencil. I planned on rustic salad bowls. So I spread the dough out on my Silpad. There didn't seem to be that much dough, so I got two large circles. No room for error. I added Parmesan cheese and black pepper to my dough. Things were looking promising. I baked them which took longer then I expected. Why? Because I had two huge thick circles of dough to bake. There was nothing delicate about these tuiles.

I took them out of the oven and immediately draped them over a bowl to shape them but they were way to thick to form. So.., We had a slightly curved big Parmesan pepper cracker with our favorite salad for dinner. A very fattening huge Parmesan pepper cracker. I should of went with the sweet and gave half away! I'm chalking this one up to experience.

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.

There are so many Daring Bakers who enjoyed this challenge and did an awesome job. I just wasn't one of them. Please go check them out and enjoy their effort and talents!!! And maybe I'll try again. The sweet version! I'll let you know! :)



Blogger April said...

At least they tasted good, I gather!! I had a little trouble with mine too.

January 29, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

LOL - I'm sorry you struggled with your tuiles. The sweet tuiles only called for a half a stick of butter! Definitely give them a try!

January 29, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Sorry you had some trouble! I am sure they were still tasty!

January 29, 2009 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

What a great idea. It took awhile to get the right thickness. They felt soooo thin. I'm sure your salad was wonderful with the crisps!

January 29, 2009 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Jen Yu said...

I tried making some small "bowl"ish shapes and they didn't really work out for me either. I think the trick is to 1) get the right shape or mold (I didn't have one) 2) keep it thin and 3) keep it really HOT! Your idea sounds great though, and I love the idea of cheese in the tuile!

January 29, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

Megan! It still looks delicious with that salad!

January 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

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January 29, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

They were pesky, but I bet they tasted awesome with the salad. The amount of butter was scary.

January 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Reeni♥ said...

It looks good to me! I like how you paired it with a salad. Maybe that made up for some of the butter?

January 29, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Dana McCauley said...

I was rushing and made mine too thick to be really enjoyable, too.

We'll both do better next month!

January 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Sounds like a perfect accompaniment to that salad!

January 29, 2009 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

It's still pretty!

January 29, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, live and learn. That's my motto. Besides, I think they look great. And I bet they ended up tasting just as good. I applaud your adventurous nature.

January 29, 2009 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Maryanna said...

These savory ones look great. I'll have to try them.

January 30, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Candice said...

I had some problems shaping mine too, but at least they were tasty, right? Congrats on completing the challenge. :)

February 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Hi Megan - I love your idea of savoury tuiles. I made the sweet tuiles and had exactly the same problem - too thick to shape (even though I spread them as thinly as possible). They were still tasty though and I'm sure yours were too.

February 1, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

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