Daring Bakers..Tuiles

Oh my goodness. I almost forgot to post these! I am running on my 28th hour today. Preparing for the Super Bowl party has gotten the best of me. 84 banana breads baked and now on to the cookies!!!! Aggggg..Grrrrrr..I soooo need a double oven(or 3 or 4)!!!

On to the challenge.
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.

These are my take on the Crème de Pirouline cookie! You know those highly addictive little tubular cookies that are ohhh so yummy to dip in coffee!!?? I just shaped them into a rectangle using a stencil I cut from a box. Then mixed a bit of the batter with some cocoa to achieve the brown color and piped the lines on before baking. I rolled them around a pencil and let cool.
Then I whipped up a mixture of dark chocolate and Nutella and piped it into the cookies!!!
Lip smakin good people!

My husbands idea to cut them into bite size pieces! He is a cleaver one!

A tuile cup with chocolate ice cream.

Recipe:Yields: 20 small butterflies/6 large (butterflies are just an example)

Preparation time batter 10 minutes, waiting time 30 minutes, baking time: 5-10 minutes per batch
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 / 2.1/4 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.
If you don’t want to do stencil shapes, you might want to transfer the batter into a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip. Pipe the desired shapes and bake. Shape immediately after baking using for instance a rolling pin, a broom handle, cups, cones….


  1. 1

    GORGE! And they sound delicious. I love those piroulines. Good luck with all the Super Bowl stuff!

  2. 2

    ohhh my gosh! sooo cool!

    and leslie – WHY DID YOU BAKE 84 NANA BREADERZ?

  3. 3

    These are so pretty – they look just like the “real” ones!

    Good luck with your Super Bowl Party! What an absolute and total honor!! 🙂

  4. 4

    They look beautiful! Great job!

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    VeggieGirl says:


  6. 6

    WOW! Leslie! They look like the real thing! I’m amazed… and what to say about that beautfiul swirled tuile! Worthy of 5 stars resataurants’ dessert!

  7. 7

    Wow, those look beautiful! I need to get my post up !

  8. 8

    Leslie, you really outdid yourself on this challenge! The tuiles are AMAZING!!!
    Good luck with the Super Bowl party!! I am sure everything will be perfect! I can’t wait to hear about. I wish I was closer to help you out:)

  9. 9

    what a beauty!!! i bet they taste sooooo good too… send them over, plssssssss? 🙂

  10. 10

    That’s funny b/c one of my friends was just saying how much she loves those roll up things 🙂

    Yours came out perfect!

  11. 11

    These look very much like the original! I love the chocolate piping!

  12. 12

    Love the stripes!

    I was wondering how your Super Bowl baking was going! Good luck with the cookies!

  13. 13

    Those are incredible! I love how your husband suggested cutting them into bite-size pieces.

    Can’t wait to hear about the Super Bowl Party!

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    LeslieVeg says:

    You amaze me! These are beautiful and I think you are superwoman!

  15. 15

    keep on truckin’, leslie! you’re doing great work here. 🙂

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    Lisa Michelle says:

    Beautiful, Leslie, absolutely beautiful! Perfect swirls of chocolate tuile batter, and perfect shaping. I also made cigarettes and filled them with Nutella, but mine were cinnamon, and not as gorgeous as yours! Great job!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    You’ve said the magic word: yay Nutella! Very neat Leslie! Good luck with the Super Bowl cookies!

  18. 18

    Oh my goodness you are a baking machine! I forgot you had all that crazy super bowl baking to do!
    I love the mini rolled up ones.
    Good luck momma, don’t forget to tell us the juicy details of how hot the celebs look? OK?

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    Netts Nook says:

    Your Tuiles look great but I really like your husbands idea. Great Pictures

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    Darnit~!!! Why didn’t I think of that?! I think they look like pirouettes. MMMmm. I love those cookes! I left you an award on my blog, thanks for always having such wonderful recipes!

  21. 21

    Mmm, these look amazing! Love the idea of Nutella on the inside =D!!

  22. 22

    Your pictures are gorgeous! Best of luck with the superbowl party!

  23. 23

    Simply elegant. I love the bite sized cookies.

  24. 24

    Good luck on your party…and these looks so good, I love them.

  25. 25

    Awesome, gorgeous, YUM! Great job.

  26. 26

    Lisa…these are so amazing! I love your blog! I accidentally found it and am absolutely in love with it! BOOKMARLED 🙂

  27. 27

    I don’t know how much picture taking you will be allowed to do without people mistaking you for paparratzo! Just make sure you enjoy yourself and if Top Chef has taught us all anything make sure you taste it before you send it! Have fun storming the castle!

  28. 28

    Beautiful and impressive!!!

  29. 29

    I love the pirouline cookies, and now I know how to make them at home! Thanks for sharing, they look gorgeous!

  30. 30

    These Tulies look amazing!

  31. 31

    Holy mackeral-84 banana breads? Actual loaves or like small, individual ones? The cookies look great. I don’t know that I would have the patience for that-or I would eat the ‘mistakes’ hee hee

  32. 32

    How did the Super Bowl event go? I can’t wait to hear all about it! I hope you are relaxing by now!! What a fun gig!

  33. 33

    So pretty! I love what you did for the challenge!

  34. 34

    These are so pretty, I bet they taste as good as they look.

  35. 35

    My goodness, they are so beautiful. I love the chocolate stripes too. Well done on this month challenge!

  36. 36

    They look amazing! And I can’t wait to hear how cooking for the super bowl went!

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    oneshotbeyond says:

    OMG! My son would love these. Beautiful presentation!

  38. 38

    oh so yummy! we also love nutella 🙂

  39. 39

    holy cow!! your tuiles are “tuilific”!!! hehehe i must admit your baking and photography talents are getting better and better (because i simply cant say best and best)..unfortunately for me i didnt have time to do my challenge 🙁 i was too busy i forgot about it LOL

    ps, miss you my dear, im soo busy with work but soon i will have more time. glad to hear you’re doing great 🙂 kisses from your erotic friend LOL

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    Maria Jose says:

    Hola!!! me ha encantado tu participacion en las daring bakers, estas tuiles son preciosas con la mezcla de colores, un beso

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    Tartelette says:

    Great take on the challenge! Pirouline cookies are my weakness! Great pictures, they made me want to dive right in!

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    Gorgeous, Leslie! I love them all!

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    Not Another Omnivore says:

    Just found your blog, those pictures are absolutely amazing!