2/01/2009

Tha Daring Bakers January Challenge

The Daring Bakers January Challenge.


This month Challenge was really fun and delicious, we made Tuiles and Karen of Bake My Day! (http://bakemyday.blogspot.com/) and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf (http://kochtopf.twoday.net/) were our hosts, thanks so much Karen and Zorra.
I could not post my challenge on time because the power supply was poor (the power supply was fluctuating... *?) So besides power cuts it was like walking in slow motion and 1 second later speeding , imagine the bulb light, light like a candle and a second later you are afraid that it will explode … and the electric appliances?…and internet ? a pain in the… well apparently, the problem is solved, I hope so.


Cream Cheese and Chili Jam Tuiles

Tuiles
Recipe:Yields: 20 small butterflies/6 large (butterflies are just an example)
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
1 sachet vanilla sugar (7 grams or substitute with a dash of vanilla extract)
2 large 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 choiceButter/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.
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 butterflies 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….

8 comments:

Rosa said...

Tendre que buscar a mi hijo que me lo tradizca bien, `por que el tgraductor lo hce literalmente y no me fio, y esta receta me gusta asi que me espero para hacerla.
Un besito wapa

Audax Artifex said...

I have beeb waiting for your posting and wondered what happened. Your tuiles look like lotus flowers so beautiful and delicate. You really did a good job on this challenge inspite of the strange power supply.

Baking Soda said...

Oh yes, a crisp with some heat, lovely pairing!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow beautiful and swesome.

zorra said...

Well done! Hope the power supply problem is really solved. Sometimes we have some problems here in Spain. :-(

Rosie said...

You've done an excellent job here - well done!!

Rosie x

Donna said...

These look Wonderful! Bet they taste great!! Happy baking sweetie!hughugs
Glad all's well!!

Dazy said...

These Tuiles are fab and so tempting, I just can't afford to miss. This would surely keep me busy in the kitchen. My kids just hug me for this.