This is my FIRST EVER Daring Baker's Challenge and...I completed it! 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. Tuiles are french cookies that are shaped after they are taken out of the oven. This was a surprisingly easy and exciting challege since I have never even heard of Tuiles before. I chose to make curved triangle Tuiles dipped in chocolate with strawberry mousse.They were sweet and slightly crunchy, complimenting the tangy mousse. There are probably endless ways of getting creative with this cookie seeing as it can be made into any shape in the world, molded on just about anything and then paired with either a sweet or savory side.

Tuiles (butterfly example)

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 choice
Butter/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.


  1. Welcome to The Daring Bakers! Your tuiles look lovely and the mousse looks so good!

  2. Your tuile and mousse look delicious!! Welcome to Daring Bakers

  3. Welcome to DB! This is only my second challenge, as I had to skip last month.

    I'm glad to see someone else when the chocolate and strawberry route. Yours look wonderful.

  4. Nice job - simple but delicious!

  5. Congratulations on completing your first DB challenge. What a great combo: strawberries and chocolate. Can't beat it. Great job!

  6. Congrats on completing your first DB challenge! Your tuiles with the strawberry and chocolate look mouth watering! Good job :)

  7. Very nice job on your first DB Challenge! The tuile arrangement, besides looking delicious, gives the dish a modern art vibe.

  8. Welcome to Daring Bakers!! Great job on this month's challenge.

  9. Congrats on your first Daring Bakers' challenge! You tuiles and mousse look awesome! Your blog is great too! Happy baking!

  10. Beautiful plating job and your tuiles look so elegant!

  11. Congrats on your first DB challenge! Your tuiles look great and the mousse sounds so delicious.