1/29/09

Daring Bakers Challenge: Tuiles

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.

38 comments:

Elra said...

OMG, these are work of art. They are really pretty Olga. You really creative, and I love that contrast between the chocolate and the pomegranate sorbet.
Well done!
Cheers,
Elra

Sophie said...

Thse look so good! Well Done! You have to got a lot of patience!

Esi said...

The designs looks soo professional! Of course I love anything with pomegranate so the sorbet sounds absolutely delicious to me.

Jo said...

Great job and I do so love your "designer" spoons.

pigpigscorner said...

They are so pretty! I admire your patience.

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! I never would have thought of making these with spoons. Great job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What pretty spoons! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Hi Olga!

Can I say spoons sweet crunchy art?
Really stunning!! :)

Tara said...

They look great! I would not have been patient enough to pull off the spoons! The sorbet sounds amazing too.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Your spoons look elegant and delicious!

Cindy said...

Wow, those are really awesome! We'd be only too glad to help you dispose of the spoons that didn't make it!!

Marija said...

Spoons are super cute! And lovely decorated. I love them!

vibi said...

Thank goodness, Olga... some one them survived! I would have hate to miss those! They are absolutely ingenious, cute and very creative!
I'm keeping the idea and will surely use it sometimes!
Amazing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the spoons!

Ruth said...

I love the spoons and I like that you show the ones that broke. These tuiles were very delicate but delicious. Your sorbet looks delicious

maggie said...

How cute! They're really lovely.

Angry Asian said...

it's actually quite obnoxious how adorable your tuiles came out. so creative! :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Very creative! Love it!

Candace said...

Nice job on your spoons!

CookiePie said...

I love your tuiles - so pretty! And that sorbet sounds soooo delicious!

Tina said...

Olga - The spoons look great and delicious.
Wonderful job completing the DB Challenge.

Audax Artifex said...

I think you did a wonderous job I really like the second lot of chocolate spoons. Great tip about coating the spoon in chocolate so it wont get to soggy from the sorbet.

Jessie said...

Oh, pretty!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Maryann said...

This is great!

chef_d said...

Oh yummy yummy yummy!!! I think I can eat 10 of these spoons in one sitting!!

Y said...

I've always wanted to make edible spoons! :) I like how you got the curvature of the spoon just right too.

HoneyB said...

Great job!

Maggie said...

Beautiful spoons and decorating!

Celeste said...

I love the spoons you made! The patterns are way too cute! :)

pixen said...

wow your idea is so genuinely creative! I would love to see you get better each time you do this edible spoons. Simple marvelous! IT must have taken time for you to make the tuile spoons to curl at just the right place. Don't worry, practice make perfect.

Zoe Francois said...

I love the whimsy of these. Lovely job!

culinography said...

Lovely little spoons! Well done!

Leslie said...

I love your spoons! How creative!!!

Paz said...

Wow! Awesome!

Paz

BlueToYou said...

yet again, you prove yourself a master baker. i'm gonna hire you for my wedding cake one day :)

5 Star Foodie said...

These are awesome!

Tartelette said...

Well done Olga! I love the spoon design...and usefull too :)

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

Wow, how creative! Great job!!!