Saturday, January 31, 2009


Daring bakers, take 2

After my tuiles went very poorly, I decided I had to give them another go around. This time I used much less flour than the recipe called for. I had a much thinner batter this time around, and after some googling, I got some tips to help me smooth them into thin rounds easily. The differences in my results were amazing. This time they came out a delicious, light crisp cookie. They were completely delightful. I served them with some strawberry lemon meringue and fresh strawberries.

I was taking pictures of my completed challenge when my sister Jenn and her step daughter Jaclyn came home. Jaclyn is a strawberry fiend, and was dying to try some immediately!

I made Jaclyn her own plate to enjoy.

And enjoy she did. She dug right in! She dipped the strawberries in the meringue and gobbled most of that up, and then ate the cookie.

According to her, they were both a huge success!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers Disaster!!

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 Angelique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux.

After checking the challenge early in the month, I decided it was easy and it could wait until a little later in the month. And that would have been a good plan except that this week got a little bit crazy. My cousin is making her Bat Mitzvah this weekend and in helping other family prepare to travel out to Colorado to help her celebrate, I got very busy and forgot all about the challenge. It wasn't until this evening when I got a call from Kristyn, from over at SugarHoot, that I remembered that I had to bake. She told me they were easy, and I'd have no problem doing them tonight...Boy was she wrong.

I think I need to take some more time and really examine the recipe to see where I messed up, I think they were too thick, and I think the batter was too thick. I plan on remaking them tomorrow to
see if i can make it better...

But for now, here are my tuiles!