January 26, 2009

Strawberry Tuiles

A January Daring Baker Challenge
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 made strawberry tuiles and chocolate pistachio tuiles to go with my creamy strawberry coconut ice. The cookies were very easy to make and came out beautifully. This was another wonderful challenge working with a different type of dough.

Strawberry Tuiles

Oven: 180C / 350F
4 Tb brown rice flour
5 Tb arrowroot starch
1 Tb dried strawberries, ground into a powder
5 Tb + 1 1/2 tsp powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp chia seed meal
3 Tb butter, softened
1 Tb Lyles golden syrup
1 egg white
1. In a small bowl, combine the brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, powdered strawberries and powdered sugar and stir together.
2. Using a hand whisk or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle (low speed) and cream the butter and golden syrup. Keep blending and add the egg white. Add the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth. Be careful to not overmix.
3. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until the batter is a little firm.

4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Depending on the type of parchment paper you have, you may need to grease the paper. This will help spread the batter more easily if using a stencil or cardboard template such as the butterfly or heart. Press the stencil on the cookie sheet and use an offset spatula to spread batter. Leave some room between your shapes. You can also grease the inside of a cookie cutter and spread the batter inside the shape.

5. Bake hearts in a preheated oven (350F) for about 5-10 minutes or until 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. Or place a cookie sheet toward the front of the warm oven, leaving the door half open. The warmth will keep the cookies malleable.

Chocolate Tuiles
Michel Roux’s Finest Desserts
Makes 30
Preparation time: 15 minutes

9 oz/250 grams dark or white couverture or best-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup/75 gr pistachios, toasted and cooled

1. Temper the couverture, and stir in the toasted pistachios. Place the template on a sheet of rodoïde (or use a clean sheet of sturdy plastic such as a folder) and fill with about 1 tbs of the mixture. Repeat the process a little distance away from the first one. As soon as you have 5 tuiles fit, slide them onto a mold or rolling pin (side of a glass) to curve.
2. Let cool completely, lift tuiles off the plastic only after the chocolate has set and just before serving, so that they keep their shine.


VeggieGirl said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I love your strawberry flavored tuiles!! Beautiful colors.

BC said...

They look wonderful, crisp and perfect. Yum.

Chia seed meal - I never thought of that but it would have helped me tremendously. I'm such an unknowledgeable gluten dork.

Lauren said...

Mmm, your tuiles look amazing! I especially love the chocolate pistachio ones - Yum =D!

Anonymous said...

Your flavour combos sound amazing, Natalie! Beautiful, as usual!

Elra said...

I am bookmarking your strawberry tuiles. Sounds so delicious.
Well done on this month challenge.

Cheryl Harris said...

ooh la la! Your treats always look so wonderful

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dish! Strawberry tuiles sound delicious, too. :)

Chris said...

Sounds great! Love strawberry...and learning of other ways to bake a delicious dessert. Great job!

TeaLady said...

Very pretty with the strawberries.

Aparna said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous. Strawberry tuiles sounds very interesting. Do you get the dried powder in the store?

~M said...

is chia seed meal just ground chia seeds? or do you buy the meal as is? I'd love to learn more!

Sheltie Girl said...

To all the wonderful bakers & daring bakers who have stopped by to visit...Thank you.

~M - Chia seeds (also called Salba) are like flax seeds. They will make a gel when water is added. However, the gel stays around the seed as it's Mother Nature's way of making sure the seed stayed in place in the soil. So, to get the best of the seed's gelling properties you need to grind them (like using flax seed meal) so that the gel will dissipate throughout the baked good. Unlike flax seeds which can impart their own flavor into your baked goods, chia seeds are much milder in flavor. I buy chia seeds from Native Seeds (www.nativeseeds.org) or when they are out, try Barry Farms (www.barryfarms.com). I grind the whole seeds in a coffee grinder. For gluten free food they provide a binding agent to help hold the food together.

I hope that helps.


Sea said...

How lovely and tasty! Funny, I was thinking I should have dipped mine in chocolate- but trying to avoid that siren's call. Now I may have to after all... I still have some batter in the fridge.


Simona said...

Next time I will use chocolate too. Nice job!

Y said...

This whole dish sounds so lovely and refreshing. Love it!

zorra said...

Well done! Yummie, yummie I love strawberries, can't wait that the seasons starts!

Twisted Cinderella said...

They look lovely and sound wonderful!

oonsky said...

I can almost taste your tuiles and strawberry ice cream. Love the presentation - indeed, lovely and refreshing!

Anonymous said...

oh lalala, these are gorgeous!

Simply...Gluten-free said...

This looks so beautiful!

Diana said...

What a neat idea to grind up dried stawberries. I love it! Your tuiles look beautiful and delicious.

Family Nutritionist said...

I've just read your recipe for Gluten-free Thin Mints. I'm saving this recipe to try with a Girl Scout troop, and experiment with oat-free flour blends. Do you recall how many cookies the recipe made?


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