I love being a Daring Baker. I really do. But January's challenge threw me for a loop. I'd heard of tuiles before, but never tried to bake them. They seemed easy enough so despite my better judgement, I waited 'til the last day to give 'em a go.
Will I ever learn?
I decided to use the recipe for Vegan Tuiles from Vegan Yum Yum because I'm so not about reinventing the wheel. My first batch, which I hastily threw together just hours before I was due at the dentist, was a disaster. I think the fact that I used turbinado sugar rather than granulated sugar was a big factor.
Keep in mind, this is The Day the postings for this challenge were due. So then, I told myself I'd work on another batch after I returned from the dentist. You know, fresh from a lovely session of root planing. :::insert maniacal laughter here:::
I'm sure you can all guess how that well-intentioned plan panned out.
Days later, after two more batches, I finally got it right. Or, at least "right enough" to post my completed project.
Tropical Pina Colada Ice Cream (follow the link for Julie Hasson's recipe and an Everyday Dish TV video), and garnished them with coconut and fresh kiwi.
They tasted great but they were damn hard for me. I'm pissy that they were so easy for everyone else and feel like a culinary dolt for having issues with them.
So, now I'm going to backdate this post, hope nobody really reads it, skulk for a bit and start planning ahead for February's challenge.
La Vegan Loca out.