{DB} Tuiles

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After the complexity of December’s Daring Bakers challenge, I was excited about the relative simplicity of the January challenge.

This month’s challenge is brought to us by Karen of Baking Soda 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. Please visit the hosts’ blogs for the recipe.

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Tuiles are light wafer cookies that can be shaped immediately after removing them from the oven. And immediate means immediate. The cookies start to harden within seconds. I took the easy route this month and didn’t make complex shapes or use stencils. I just used the back of a spoon to thinly spread the batter onto my Silpat, making only two to four cookies at a time.

In addition to the tuiles we were also challenged to make something light and fruity to pair with the cookies. I made a Blood Orange and Cranberry Sorbet using a recipe from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop.

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In making the Tuiles, I used orange zest to a little bit of color and to complement the sorbet. Both the tuiles and the sorbet were abosulutely delicious. I loved the flavor of the zest. It added a nice zing.

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I also went back and completed the Daring Bakers February 2007 challenge of the Chocolate Intensity, a flourless chocolate cake from Tish Boyle’s The Cake Book. You can get the recipe here. This cake was out of this world and a big hit at work. People could not stop talking about it.

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33 thoughts on “{DB} Tuiles

  1. I’ve seen tuiles in several of my cookbooks and they always look so perfect I was scared to make them. Yours look great and so does the sorbet (and the flourless cake, yum!)

  2. I agree, I put orange or lemon zest in almost anything. Sweet or savory. Your tuiles look very pretty. Well done on this month challenge.
    Cheer,
    Elra

  3. Good for you that you went back and did another challenge.

    I think it’s funny that you said you took the “easy” route. I would have been put off a bit from the recipe. I’m getting better but still not one to just dive into a recipe.

    Btw, can’t remember if I said but you have a great blog! I’ve been trying to read through your previous posts.
    ~ingrid

  4. Woahhhh… how nice and sooooo light! Almost see through! You really got the hang of this… they are perfect!
    Even paler and thiner than the industrial ones!
    Gorgeous, Pinkstripes!

  5. The tuiles are gorgeous but that sorbet is to die for! I haven’t been able to find any blood oranges in my local grocery stores — sad, huh? And there are all of these beautiful ways to use them.

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