Tuesday, December 7, 2010
TWD - Transluscent Maple Tuiles
This week's Tuesday with Dorie host is my blogging pal Clivia of Bubie's Little Baker. She selected Dorie's Translucent Maple Tuiles (pronounced "tweals" and named because they resemble roof tiles when curled).
These little biscuits have next to nothing in them, and the dough is a breeze to make. Unlike normal tuiles, there is no fussy template required - you just roll the dough into small balls, and the cookies do their thing in the oven, emerging like a caterpillar from a coccoon as beautiful, lacy butterflies.
Unfortunately, my butterflies gave me a few headaches - the bottom tray burned, while the top tray was not cooked quite enough and had to be returned to the oven. The tuiles that I tries to curl around a rolling pin proceeded to stick to said rolling pin, so I gave it up and am happy with the lacy flat tuiles that you see at the top of this post.
These cookies have a buttery, rich flavour, and look gorgeous, so I will try them again at some point.
Thanks to Clivia for hosting us this week - she will have the recipe, or you will find it in the book, Baking From My Home to Yours. To check out how the other TWD members went, visit the TWD blogroll.