Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daring bakers, foray into fortunes

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.

It is one that must be familiar to most pastry chefs. I learned about how fun tuille are in my introduction to baking and pastry class. The chef showed us how to make little twizzles, spoons, stars and fortune cookies.

I thought it would be fun to try the fortune cookies again. I baked circles of the batter with dots and swizzles of cocoa batter and then folded them over a little note and wrapped them up.



I think this batter was a little more greasy than the tuille batter I'd used in the past, it got the notes really greasy, which wasnt terribly appetizing, but it was fun to see the way the designs were distorted.

I'd love to have got busy with lots of fun and creative designs, but time didnt allow, please visit the other daring bakers for much more ideas and recipes!

15 comments:

teafactory said...

Well done, your tuiles look really pretty!

Jo said...

Absolutely cute and great job on your challenge. Love the different designs.

~Amber~ said...

Fortune cookie shapes would be such a great idea. I already thought that they tasted like fortune cookies.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Such pretty tuiles! Great job!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lauren said...

Your tuiles look beautiful!

Elra said...

OMG, those dainty tuiles look so cute.
Well done, you did very well.
Cheers,
Elra

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a wonderful job! I love the fortune cookies.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Dragon said...

Great job on this month's challenge.

Chris said...

These look great! Well done on the challenge. :) (I also love the Bling cupcakes and bookmarked them as I continue on my cupcake phase.)

Mandy said...

oh, i would eat your "fortune cookies" anytime over those from the chinese restaurants! :D i hope I will learn to do the folding in school soon!

adozeneggs said...

Love the fortune cookies! I had to make tuiles quite frequently when I was a pastry assistant. We did corkscrews, little bowls, and daisies that sat on top of sugar sticks. Never fortune cookies though.

Monica said...

Love your tuiles! Love how your made fortune cookies. I bet it was fun coming up with the notes to put inside. They look beautiful.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, they look absolutely gorgeous! :) So well done!

cgafford said...

I like your fortune cookies! They came out great and look very cool, good job!

Diana said...

What fun! I like the idea of notes, but they were so greasy. By the way, I love your "bling" cupcakes. Brilliant!