Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuiles AKA Epic Fail

Oh well... it had to happen eventually...

We were defeated by the Tuiles.

It seemed like it'd be easy. We'd serve these crispy little sweet things with a fruit salad. Piece of cake. We spent the afternoon with some friends and the AFC Championships on a big screen TV, enjoying homemade hot wings, nachos and pizza. Then we went to battle in the kitchen with this recipe, and much like the Ravens--*tear*--we lost. Oh how we lost.

We should've known from the batter. Something wasn't right. As Sara put it, it tasted like slightly sugary paste.

Yet still we persevered. Had we not had batter problems in the past? And in spite of these, had we not produced beautiful DB creations? Lady Luck was not with us in this case, however. As we tried to spread the goop into our butterfly mold, it just didn't cooperate. Our cocoa-flavored "decorations" were similarly disappointing.

Nonetheless, into the oven they went.

And then out the came - thick and tasteless and utterly disappointing. We tried to fold them, and the butterflies slowly broke in half. We tried to roll our circular tuiles with homemade chocolate syrup, and they broke, too.

Of course, we ate them anyway! We (and our friends - what good sports) just slathered them in chocolate syrup so we'd feel a little better than if we'd poured syrup directly from the bottle onto a sheet of parchment paper and then ate it with our fingers. Oh wait - we did that, too!

So in the end, it wasn't so bad... And we hope next month will be better.

This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Baking Soda 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.


TeaLady said...

IF it's any consolation mine were a miserable flop too. Maybe next month.....

Diana said...

I'm sorry they didn't turn out. It probably had something to do with the butter. There's so much in the recipes that I think it's really affected if it's too soft or not soft enough. Way to persevere to the end though!