Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Baker Challenge - January...Tuile

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.

This is a very light dessert, for those of you on a diet. What I did with mine: after baking I placed my just baked circles into a mini muffin pan to make a little bowl. After they hardened up I place a 1/4 cup scoop of frozen chocolate yogurt in each one, and placed them on glass plates which had been garnished with chocolate and raspberry sauce. (I would have loved a sprig of mint, but because of the yucky weather we're having, I couldn't or wouldn't go out..)

I have included the recipe, so give it a try, it was very easy and it would make a nice accompaniment to your Valentine Dinner.

Chocolate Tuile


¼ cup softened butter
½ cup sifted confectioner’s
Dash of vanilla extract
2 large egg whites (slightly whisked with a fork)
1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 table spoon cocoa powder

**Butter/spray to grease baking sheet

**Preheat Oven to350F

**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 and cocoa powder in small batches and stir to achieve a homogeneous and smooth batter/paste. Be careful to not over mix.

**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).

**After refrigerating, drop by small teaspoonful, and spread around into a circle or use stencils as your shape.

**Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until it bubbles, take out and allow to sit for 2 minutes, then shape it into the shape you prefer. VERY IMPORTANT: In order to keep up with the shaping only bake one pan at a time.

5 Others Say::

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Suzy, thank you for stopping by to see me. I hope you'll come back often, as I'm always up to some fun.

Meryl said...

Yummy! Chocolate!

TeaLady said...

Cute choco bowls. Nice job.

Suburban Grandma said...

Thank you sharing this dessert recipe. My daughter loves chocolate, but right now is trying to get back in shape after childbirth, so I will surprise her with this yummy dessert.

Unknown said...

Oh man, chocolate and chocolate. Looks so yummy!