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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge January- Tuiles Hearts with Strawberry Cream Cheese



After a very Challenging French Yule Log,this month's Crisp french cookies called Tuiles sounded like a snap to make.Not so soon daring baker, the quick molding as soon as baked was the tricky part for me ,without the tuile mold.As feared, tuiles didn't seem malleable enough to shape,I did manage to roll a few.The heart shape tuiles were simple enough without any molding required. Topped\stuffed with fresh whipped low fat strawberry cream cheese ,the tuiles made a fine dessert.

This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They chose Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Rou
Following is a recipe taken from a book called “The Chocolate Book”, written by female Dutch Master chef Angélique Schmeinck.

(For shaping I made the circle and heart stencils using a card board,I topped the circular shaped tuiles with some chopped pistachios)

Recipe:
Yields: 20 small Heart\Circles.
Preparation time batter 10 minutes, waiting time 30 minutes, baking time: 5-10 minutes per batch

65 grams / ¼ cup / 2.3 ounces softened butter (not melted but soft)
60 grams / ½ cup / 2.1 ounces sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 large Organic egg whites (slightly whisked with a fork)
65 grams / 1/2 cup / 2.3 ounces sifted all purpose flour
1 table spoon cocoa powder/or food coloring of choice
Butter/spray to grease baking sheet

Oven: 180C / 350F

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 in small batches and stir to achieve a homogeneous and smooth batter/paste. Be careful to not overmix.
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).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with either butter/spray and chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. This will help spread the batter more easily if using a stencil/cardboard template such as the butterfly\Heart\Circle. Press the stencil on the bakingsheet and use an off sided spatula to spread batter. Leave some room in between your shapes. Mix a small part of the batter with the cocoa and a few drops of warm water until evenly colored. Use this colored batter in a paper piping bag and proceed to pipe decorations on the wings and body of the butterfly.

Bake in a preheated oven (180C/350F) for about 5-10 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Immediately release from bakingsheet and proceed to shape/bend the cookies in the desired shape. These cookies have to be shaped when still warm, you might want to bake a small amount at a time or maybe put them in the oven to warm them up again. (Haven’t tried that). Or: place a bakingsheet toward the front of the warm oven, leaving the door half open. The warmth will keep the cookies malleable.

If you don’t want to do stencil shapes, you might want to transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip. Pipe the desired shapes and bake. Shape immediately after baking using for instance a rolling pin, a broom handle, cups, cones….




Thank you Karen and Zorra for the simple sweet challenge.Check out almost a thousand other creative Tuiles.

49 comments:

Priya said...

WOw am speechless, awesome tuiles Yasmeen, love the strawberry cream cheese over the chocolate tuiles, just love to pick one from the pic...yummyyyy

Asha said...

Nice Cocoa twist, yummy Tuiles! :))

Elra said...

Oh I love that heart shape tuiles. Sounds so perfect to pair this with strawberry cream cheese.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! These tuiles look very pretty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Vibaas said...

Those look soooo yum. Lovely!

Varsha Vipins said...

Oh..am drooling all over here..torture gal..:P
hats off ..:)

anudivya said...

Oh so pretty! I am sure u are having a fun time with Daring baker's challenges... all of them seem to turn out nicely.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I heart your hearts! Very nicely done!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely kooking hearts and must be so flavorful!

Selba said...

What a great idea making in a heart shape.

My mom usually makes the long rounded shape which is called as "cat's tounge" hehehe...

Ann said...

ha ha..yummy idea of turing cardboard to heart shape..tuiles looks real cute yasmeen.

Cham said...

Love the choco tuile with strawber cream! Good job!

aquadaze said...

great idea to make heart shaped tuiles! and i love the chocolate strawberry combo

Viki Xavier. said...

I am stunned by your baking skill. Yummy Tuiles.

Andhra Flavors said...

good cocoa twist. those looks delicious.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely pictures...I am not that good at baking, these do look so yummy, I should try these soon...

Shama Nagarajan said...

am drooling here..lovely...

sowmya said...

looks fabulous..drooling herre..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks yummy...

hijabee said...

Love the hear shapes! Yummy. Oh n you've got an award, check it out!

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,I too planned to make some.Love all the pics especially the last one where it is rolled and used as a scoop.I wanted to make orange tuile for fic yellow.now it just have to wait what with all the tuile art in the blogosphere.Love this Yasmeen

Ivy said...

So many interesting variations from the Daring Bakers this month and I like your chocholaty twist.

Navita said...

Lovely dear. Love the pistachios ones.
n btw congrats on the award (above). :)

MeetaK said...

lovely hearts! a wonderful idea! well done!

Aparna said...

Your tuiles have come out really weel, Yasmeen. I really couldn't shape mine. :(
I also used chocolate, strawberries and pistachios.:)

notyet100 said...

thy look perfect for my event.,.will be glad if u send them over,..wish i could taste one,,,

Sara said...

These are so pretty, what a perfect dessert for Valentine's day!

n33ma said...

These look gorgeous!

veggie belly said...

Very cute! I love how you stenciled the hearts. And I'm all over that strawberry cream cheese!

Dershana said...

wow! these look so crisp and nice! u sure do have a lotttt of patience, yasmeen, what with cutting out stencils with cardboard and stuff...whew!!!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful, i love these chocolate ones.

AnuSriram said...

Looks so lovely... Nice pictures..

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh wow...looks perfect and delicious...

Poornima Nair said...

Woww...Tuiles look wonderful...

Nithya Praveen said...

I loved it and dont know what to say...in one word - SUPERB:-)

Smitha said...

First time @ ur blog! lovely recipes and beautiful pictures!

Archy said...

Tuiles Heart looks so gud !! I can never effort to make these, i can only eat :) !! Great entry !!

farida said...

Great job with tuiles, Yasmeen. I think cream and strawberry is a perfect combo in these.

Purva Desai said...

Heart Tuiles look gorgeous, all pink ready to steal someone's heart ;)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi yasmeen
the heart tuiles will surely evoke thoughts...well done...the strawberry gives it a flavour of touch.

Anjum said...

wow awesome yasmeen...i missed so much of the recipes u posted...graet work

meeso said...

Awww, these are so cute!

Adlak's tiny world said...

stunned on c ing these yasmeen.. yummy and soooooooooo lovely dear.

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly tuiles...perfect on valentines day..

Uj said...

Its raining Tuiles everywhere.. I really marvel your patience .. They look so good.. Loved the combo :D

JASMINA said...

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By the way,this dish looks amazing!

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Passionate About Baking said...

Very pretty Yasmeen. Love the choice of flavours & the pairings. WOW!

Ashwini said...

Yummy tulies..With cocoa mouthwatering...

Michele said...

OMGosh... I'm drooling! Looks amazing.... your entire blog makes me hungry!

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