Thursday, January 29, 2009

Say you, say Tuile - Savory Tuiles

First, the challenge info:

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.

Luckily for me Karen and Zorra offered a savory tuile version as well, by Thomas Keller. And I'll pick savory over sweet almost any time.

This was my first time making tuiles, and I went into it tonight a little nervous. They're not overly complicated, but there are a lot of steps, and molds and spatula-ing and molding. Fussy. The batter was easy to make, and was easy to spread. It took a few tries to get good even, not too thick, not too thin coverage.


I used some little ramekins to do the molding. It was trickier than I thought - of my 8, I got 3 pretty good ones, 4 pretty much flat ones, and one that fell apart in my clumsy fingers while I was trying to mold it.

I filled ours with curried chicken salad.

I really liked the flavor of the tuile, and if you can get a hang of spreading the batter and the molding, the possibilities would be endless! And I'm sure you can get a ton of ideas from checking out the other Daring Bakers - check out the blogroll.

17 comments:

jillian said...

I also really liked the flavor of this tuile too. It looks great with the chicken salad!

TeaLady said...

Curried chicken salad looks perfect in that little tuile bowl. Nice job.

Kevin said...

Your tuile looks good. I like that you used it in a savoury dish.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That's it chicken salad - that is really grand! I've got to make bowls and do the chicken salad! Those are wonderful!

Jenny said...

We were thinking alike again - ramekins and cups filled with goodies.
I like how you paired it with a salad, a good choice for the savory tuile.

Natashya said...

I am wishing I did savoury now, your chicken salad cups are awesome!

Laurel said...

Excellent combination of the savoury tuiles with chicken salad...these look lip-smackin' delicious!

Jenny said...

Looks great, nice job.

Lisa Michelle said...

Curried chicken salad is a perfect savory accoutrement to the tuiles, and yours look scrumptious! Well done!

chef_d said...

Some of my tuiles got crushed while I was molding them too, yummy curried chicken salad :)

Elle said...

tasty looking tuile salad...mmmmm.

natalia said...

They are great ! And chicken salad !Bravissima !

Engineer Baker said...

I wish I had the time to do both sweet and savory - yours look wonderful!

Dragon said...

Your tuiles turned our goregous! Great job on this month's challenge.

Baking Soda said...

looking yummy! Fussy is the word. I don't dare to say how long I dragged my feet hesitating to get started, but the results are so rewarding!

Holly said...

Nice combination! I'll have to try the savory version soon!

Diana said...

Mmmm, curried chicken salad sounds really good. You did a great job on the challenge!