Thursday, January 29, 2009
Daring Bakers: My 2nd challenge. Kim: 2, The Kitchen: 1/2
This month's challenge was tuiles. I'll admit yet again I was intimated by the task ahead of me. The batter seemed reasonable- easily accessible ingredients, basic instructions. However what you were supposed to do with the batter presented the biggest challenge. Not only did the batter have to be spread thinly with in the confines of a stencil, but the delicately baked tuiles had to be shaped quickly out of the oven.
Naturally I employed the help of my boyfriend to cut stencils out of cardboard while I labored away on the batter. We started ambitiously, using a butterfly stencil, antennae and all but quickly switched to circle stencil when all my antennae broke off. I quickly took the circles off the silpat mat and shaped into muffin cups. I filled the cups with a vanilla bean pastry cream and topped the cream with raspberries, blueberries, fresh currants and mint. I brought the finished filled tuiles to share at work.
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.