Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring Bakers: Tuiles

This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Baking Soda 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.

This is my first month as a Daring Baker! I've seen this around the blogosphere and thought this would be so much fun! Once I qualify, I'll be listed as an Alternative Baker as all my recipes will be Dairy-free, Egg-free and Peanut-free due to my son's allergies.


The original recipe was taken from a book called “The Chocolate Book”, written by female Dutch Master chef Angélique Schmeinck.

I halved the recipe and converted it to Dairy-Free and Egg-free. My final recipe follows:

1/8 c dairy free margarine, softened
1/4 c confectioner's sugar, sifted
slightly less than 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c all purposed, unbleached flour

I also sprinkled blue sugar crystals on one prior to baking, just to see how it would turn out.

We were also instructed to pair these cookies with something light. I sprinkled on some powdered sugar and added a thin slice of lemon including the rind. Then I made some coconut "whip-cream" (recipe from GO DAIRY FREE). I think a raspberry on top would have finished it off nicely, but I'm to cheap to buy them just for presentation! LOL!

My husband and boys LOVED these! In fact, Nathan requested "star cookies" just the other day!

I'm not much of a photographer, but these cookies were good and I'll certainly be making them again!


anchan said...

Nice job! It was my first challenge too - good fun, isn't it?
Oh, and my son has a peanut allergy also!

zorra said...

Welcome to the world of DBs! Great start your tuiles-stars look awesome!

MaryMary said...

Oooh fun shape! They look so twinkly--great job on your first challenge!

MaryMary said...

Oooh fun shape! They look so twinkly--great job on your first challenge!

Aparna said...

Welcome to the DB community.
I can totally understand why star shaped colourd tuiles were a hit with the children. They look cute.

Maggie said...

I was lookign forward to seeing the applesauce version of these. They look great, the star shape was a great idea for bowls.

TeaLady said...

Welcome to DB. Fun challenges. Your tuiles are the star of the show. Great job.

Eat4Fun said...

Congratulations on completing your first DB Challenge! Very nice results and very cool that your soon has requested them again.

Debyi said...

Great job & welcome fellow Alternative Daring Baker.