Thursday, January 29, 2009

DB: Tuiles...French for distaster

This challenge turned out rather disastrous for me. 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. I really did try...but as you can see...not so good for me. First off, I'm not sure what this "thick plastic" is people have easily accessible laying around their house to carve stencils out of... I did my best to pipe circular/ovalish shapes. The shapes then spread out while baking to cover the sheet and drip down the front of my oven...as you can see.

I took them out of the oven and tried to cut out circles using a biscuit cutter... also didnt go well. I got 3 or 4 ugly circleish looking things out and molded them on a muffin tin to make a bowl. I also made a mango mousse to go with it. I have to say, the mango mousse was the only thing that went well in this recipe. Tragedy. really. I'll have to add the recipes later, its late. I'm sure my DB buddies have some glorious successes. They are such talented artists! check them all out here!!


7 comments:

Jessica said...

I am right there with you. I had my batter spread into flowers and butterflies (using cookie cutters) but when I put them in the oven they turned into blobs. The mango mousse sounds delicious!

Debyi said...

I'm sorry you had so much trouble. The best way to make shapes out of the tuiles is to shape the batter. After they are cooked, is when you can fold, bend, mold them. I hope you have better luck next month.

Lisa Lou said...

Way to go. I figure you can't succeed at everything, and dang it you tried something new. I love DB. It is so fun to see what other do. I'm sure they tasted good even if they did flood your oven:)

Elra said...

Oh I'm sorry it didn't turn out well. At least you've tried the best, right?
Cheers,
Elra

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh so sorry about that! I hope you try them again!

Laurel said...

Valiant effort! :-)
If you decide to try them again, I used a paper stencil (I have no idea what these plastic stencils are either!) and spread the batter very thinly, otherwise they tended to spread out too much on the pan for me as well.

Diana said...

I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I didn't have hard plastic laying around so I used cardboard from a shoe box. I made mango mousse too! It's so yummy.