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1.29.2009

Daring Bakers Make Sweet and Savory Tuiles

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 don't know if it was coming down from a hectic December or just being to busy, but Glamah did not rise to the occasion with creativity on this challenge. With so much going on and Certain Someone away, I was grateful I had a savory option with this months challenge. I choose to use the savory recipe by Thomas Keller from his French Laundry Cookbook. The only substitutions I made to this was add a touch of turmeric for color. One day I hope Certain Someone will whisk me off to French Laundry but in the meanwhile I have my savory tuiles. Judging by the labor and almost burnt fingers rolling these babies in a hot open oven, I can see why Mr. Keller charges an arm and a leg for his outstanding cuisine. Personally,I wouldn't want that job to be in charge of the coronet shaped tulies. I didn't have metal coronets so I fashioned some out of parchment paper. The baking tuiles wouldn't keep their shape . I then then improvised with mini metal tartlette pans. Not perfect , but getting a shape. I sprinkled the tuiles with Nigella seeds that made a nice contrast with the turmeric yellow color. The filling was smoked salmon bits that I pureed with lime,onion, and avocado and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. It was actually pretty tasty. The buttery tuiles reminded me of a high end crispy potato chip. I will probably go to foodie hell saying that. Is this something I would make again. Maybe. I appreciate learning a new technique but for me this just didn't hold my attention as other challenges have. I realize its a tough job to host these challenges each month and you cant please the thousand of Daring Bakers, Hopefully next month I will get more in the spirit. Please be sure to visit our wonderful hosts and other members to see their creative interpretations of tuiles.

You can find the printable version of all the recipes here .

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37 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your Tuiles look fantastic and so appealing! I love the choice of fulling! Delicious...

Cheers,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

Good stuff, this! You are one busy bee in the kitchen, Courtney!

Anne said...

I think that sounds like a great pairing! :)

Baking Soda said...

Yes to the nigella seeds! Great job!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Great job on the challenge!!! I will possibly try the savory next!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I think you are being far too hard on yourself! Those look fab... although I have heard from others that getting these piping hot little things into any sort of shape without cursing and bodily injury is difficult ;-)

BTW, there's a little award for you on my blog: http://www.cooksister.com/2009/01/some-reminders-some-news-and-your-recipes-needed.html

Jen said...

Great job on the challenge... nigella seeds really intrigue me as I've been hearing more and more about them. I will have to be on the lookout for them.

Dhanggit said...

Your tuiles are "tuillific"!!hehehe well I skip this month's challenge though :-(

ps, your goaat curry is calling my name...yay

Megan said...

I didn't rise to the occassion either but you rose way higher then I. Yours look beautiful. Wish I had been there to help you munch on them. :) I would of even brought the wine!

zorra said...

Nigella seeds, good choice! Well done!

Núria said...

Hola Courtney! I had to look at wikipedia to learn about nigella seeds... and they have a thousand names... amazing! It's variously called: Black cumin, fennel flower, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, blackseed, black caraway, or black onion seed. Wow!!!
Your tuiles look really nice :D. Don't be that hard on yourself ;D

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

The filling sounds delicious!

Sandy Smith said...

These look and sound delicious. Your filling is inspired!

Maryann said...

You did such a wonderful job on these Courtney! But everything you do is wonderful, eh? :)

Kate said...

So i followed your link n landed up on Chicago Cooking Examiner, n since yesterday i'm trying to leave a comment n it just wont go thru .. well ...
atleast i'm glad i'm back to your site to see these delectable tuiles :)

marye said...

Great job! I didn't get mine done this month ..too much angst and la-la at my house. Yours are beautiful.

Maria said...

Gorgeous presentation! Nice work!

Lynn said...

Okay, now this is unfair. Your tuiles look like they could be in a top food magazine!!! Everything you did is simply amazing. I am so impressed.

we are never full said...

don't be so down on yourself. these look like something i'd eat regardless of how inspired they look. and, damn, it's a keller recipe so it can't suck. and you're just being honest that it tastes like a chip!

Peter M said...

I think this works, darlin and you have good taste in plates, have another one!

Ivy said...

So many interesting variations from the Daring Bakers this month. Yours look superb and you are the first I've seen with a savory filling. Sounds delicious.

Emily said...

Oooh, it's nice to see a savory version. These look mighty tasty! I'd gobble them up.

Mary said...

Your tuiles look beautiful! The challenge didn't hold my attention and I've had a rough last couple days so I completely forgot! Thanks for thinking of me!

Anne said...

They're perfect, dear! I love your filling choice, too.

kellypea said...

Sorry so late getting around -- you're the first! And how yummy. I have the French Laundry cookbook and didn't even think of looking for an idea there. Shows you just how creative I'm not these days. But yours is definitely shining through.

giz said...

Another Cocosensation!!!

farida said...

Your tuiles look great! Nice job!

chou said...

These sound yummy. I like the black seeds, they create such a beautiful contrast. :)

Hendersonville Epicurean said...

They came out beautifully, Courtney. You are an inspiration!

Audax said...

As always a lovely posting. I really liked doing the tuiles and your looks smashing. Yes the taste is excellent I did all 3 recipes and had a lot of fun. Lovely to hear that you are enjoying the little happinesses of life. It is 45C (113F) here in Sydney and it is hot hot hot. Your blog always leaves me feeling cool cool cool - there is something very tropical isle about the way you write.

ThePurpleFoodie said...

Gorgeous tuiles. Your filling is impressive.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a fabulous take on these! So original.

Dharm said...

Your tuiles look just superb Courtney!!

Half Baked said...

I think your tuiles look so tasty! I would gobble them up!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I like your savory version Courtney, and I think your salmon with the avocado and lime works great. I would definitly eat these and have a big smile on my face!

Rosie said...

Your Tuiles look fantastic Coco!

Rosie x

Claire said...

I had trouble shaping mine, too! Yours look fantastic.