It's time for Daring Bakers Challenge again! I think this was the first time, other than maybe the pizza challenge, that I did not freak out after reading the directions to the challenge.
This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Baking Soda and Zorra of 1x umruehrenbitte aka Kochtopf . They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux.
You basically mix together confectionery sugar, butter, egg whites and flour. You then spread the mixture thinly on parchment paper, bake for about 5-10 minutes and shape them as soon as they come out of the oven.
I decided to make a template of a spoon from cardboard paper. It was quite difficult to cut out, but I managed. I learned that I can only do a few spoons at a time: otherwise they broke when I tried to shape them.
Below: spoons ready to bake & spoons ready to be shaped straight out of the oven
Below: not all spoons made it. Sigh. Those that did survive, got decorated with melted chocolate and topped with Pomegranate/Lime/Rum Sorbet.
For my second attempt, I decided to do slightly fancier decorations and put the melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag. Do you like it? Once again, I topped the spoons with pomegranate sorbet: it was a great contrast to the sweet crunchy cookie.