Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Daring Bakers Orchestra: I play the Tiramisu Flute!

No, I can't play the flute. But I can make flutes out of tuille batter and then fill them with Tiramisu. And you can almost hear an orchestra playing in your head when you eat one!

The Daring Bakers really had a good time with this one. 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.

First: make the tuille flutes.

TUILLE BATTER:

  • 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

Using a hand whisk or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle (low speed) 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.

I've made a square stencil on a plastic plate. Press the stencil on the bakingsheet and use an off sided spatula to spread batter. Leave some room in between your shapes. Bake squares 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. I've rolled mine on a tube, to make flutes. 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.

A thin coat of chocolate can't hurt

For the Tiramisu Flutes you'll need:

  • Melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • Mascarpone/vanilla cream
  • Cocoa sponge cake
  • Coffee/Amaretto bagna
  • Tuille flutes
  • Crushed tuille pieces (use the ugly ones)

Start by painting melted chocolate inside the flutes when they're shapped and cooled. This besides adding a nice "chocolatey" flavour, will prevent the flute from being soggy by the contact with the cream. Take to the fridge to harden.

Luscious mascarpone cream

MASCARPONE/VANILLA CREAM

  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (or a tsp vanilla extract)
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar (adjust to your liking)

Cut the vanilla beat in half and scrape the interior. Beat with a hand or stand mixer with the wisk attatchment, the mascarpone, vanilla and sugar for 1-2 minutes. Add the cream little by little and after you add it all, beat for a couple of minutes more to thicken.

Put the cream in a pastry bag or a ziplock bag and fill the flutes (after the chocolate is harden). Try not to eat them at this point. Take to the fridge.

I like to think of them as chocolate corks.

COCOA SPONGE CAKE

  • 60 gr (2 oz) sugar
  • 50 gr (1.7 oz) flour
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs

Beat the eggs and sugar until they double the volume. Sift flour and cocoa and carefully add to the egg/sugar mixture. Bake in a pre heated 180ºC (350ºF) until a toothpick comes out clean. Time will depend on your pan. I baked mine a in a mini loaf pan, since this is a very small batch.

Mix about 1/3 cup of coffee with 2 tbsp of Amaretto to make a bagna (syrup) Cut round pieces of the sponge cake (I've used an apple corer) and drop them in the coffee to moisten. Put one at each end of the flutes. And again take to the fridge.

"Close" the ends of the flutes by dipping them in melted chocolate and while the chocolate is still wet dip the ends in tiny pieces of crushed tuilles.

Again take to the fridge until is time to enjoy. Then just bite and start hearing that orchestra...

I loved these! The crunchy tuille, the creamy mascarpone cream, the moist cake, the touch of chocolate, yep all the different textures did it for me!

Ok, you can take this last bite and then go and check all the other tuille creations!

118 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Impeccably magnificent!!

Pearl said...

what a magnificent creation!

Lisa said...

You make the best desserts. These look like something sold at a great bakery.

Y said...

Yummy! Certainly looks like the kind of thing that would get an opera going in my head when I bite into one :D

Engineer Baker said...

Those look absolutely beautiful! I love tiramisu, so I wish I had thought of this!

Heather said...

how gorgeous are those?!? i could eat a whole batch!

Selba said...

Oh my!!! This is so great!!! Would love to try it!

Bob said...

... uhm, wow. Wow. WOW.

Chris said...

Yum! What a great idea. Mascarpone? Fabulous!

Ingrid said...

She's baaaaaaaaaaaack! Here's another creative and brillant idea from you! You are the WOman!
~ingrid

Vera said...

Rita, these look fabulous! Very creative as always :)

Cristine said...

I'm speechless! AMAZING!

Sara said...

mmmmm, these look so cute and yummy!

Navita said...

i m dumb founded....these look insanely good. :)

noble pig said...

This is creatively beautiful! I love it! Wow!

Tanya said...

Yummy! Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. I love how you used the tuiles. Beautiful!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy flute. Makes me drool.

morgana said...

¡¡ Flautas de tiramisú !! me encanta, me pido una orquesta entera. Para llevar por favor (aunque no creo que llegaran muy lejos, seguro que caerían por el camino) ;-) Geniales.

Lisa said...

Wow - a little bit of Tiramisu all rolled up. I love the chocolate corks. Haha!!

Beautiful work. I'm sure they were dee-leesh!! :)

Lisa Michele said...

What a great idea, Rita! They look amazing, and I have no doubt they taste amazing! You are one creative chicky! I LOVE tiramisu!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Hehe how cute, chocolate corks! I like your idea to do Tiramusu! ;)

Baking Soda said...

Incredible! Tiramisu and chocolate corks... absolutely gorgeous!

Mari Azevedo said...

Menina do céu... assim você me mata! risos... que coisa mais linda essas flautinhas de tiramisu... imagino a delícia que não devem ser... amei!!!
Super beijo, Ritinha

Mari

gine said...

yummy yummy yum :-)!!! Seems we had a similar idea ... lol :-)!! Looks superdelicious, I'm hungry!!! :-) XOXO

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, these look so pretty and delicious! I love your choice of filling!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jo said...

Oh wow, fantastic and I wish I was having one right one.

zita said...

mmmh..my favorite tuiles...so far ;)

MeetaK said...

what an innovative way of filling these! gorgeous!

Dharm said...

What a fantastic idea to stuff the 'cigars' with Tiramisu. Simply lovely!

mesa para 4 said...

Hummm apetecia-me tanto dar uma dentada nessas pequenas maravilhas...beijinho

Sophie said...

...painting them with chocolate, stuffing them with the tiramisu filling? Genius, delicious!

natalia said...

Ma quanto sono belli !! Trhey are perfection !!

Jenny said...

What a great concept! I play the actual flute, but I'd trade it in for these.

Maggie said...

The chocolate coating inside! The cake corks! Really fantastic job! I have to try a batch like this.

strawberriesinparis said...

Beaaaauutiful!

Dhanggit said...

yours are beautiful!! yummy!

Isabelle said...

quelle belle idée ! et combien c'est beau !

Maria said...

Marvelous!!! I love what you did with this challenge!! You are amazing!

Jodie said...

Very creative! I love it!

jillian said...

These look just perfect! I love the sound of the filling!

Tara said...

These look professional! I love the little cake plugs in the end! So cute.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love the flute idea, and they look amazing =D!

Renee said...

They look great! So creative!

Dragon said...

Your creative never ceases to amaze me. Gorgeous! Great job with this month's challenge.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look much better than the flute I played in the 6th grade!

Suzana said...

E pronto fiquei a salivar só de pensar! Mascarpone é comigo e embrulhado em tuile... bem, tenho de me conter que isto é um local público. Muito bonitos, para além do mais!

toontz said...

What a great idea! Beautiful job.

Marija said...

Amazing work! They look just like Creme De Pirouline cookies!

Alicia said...

These look so good! What a genius idea, i love tiramisu! and these little ones look awesome.

Ruth said...

Your tiramisu flutes are amazing! They look delicious!

Katrina said...

Those look awesome! You never cease to amaze. Love the chocolate on the edges.

Andrew's Mom said...

You are amazing - you should write or book (or have you?) I would buy it!

Ivy said...

WOW this is sooooo different and refreshing. I love taking classics and thinking outside the box to form new creations with them. You are one of the pros at twisting original ideas into wonderious new and modern goodies.
cheerio to youuuuuuuuu! :)

Madeleine said...

Wow, tu siempre me sorprendes por los giros que le das a cada reto de DB! increíble!!

Han de estar super deliciosas tus flautas!!! :)

Muy buen trabajo!!!!

Elra said...

What a beautiful flutes, I especially like the filling too.
Very clever.
Cheers,
Elra

Kelly said...

Oh. My. God. These look... amazing. I'm speechless, they're so gorgeous and yummy looking. I want to take a spoon to that mascarpone cream. Drool.

Thank you for sharing!

Yasmeen said...

Awesome! love the filling:)

Chez Us said...

Too cute & I love the flavors - some of my favs going on here!

Angela @ A Spoonful of Sugar said...

What a fantastic idea! They look delicious!

Dana McCauley said...

Tiramisu flute! Love it! When I first read your title I thought I'd been whisked back to the Opera Cake from last summer. I eventually caught up!

Dawn said...

ha ha I love when you say "try not to eat them at this point" Umm yeah, that would be very hard.
Your talent never ceases to amaze me. You know, we need to think about that little bakery in paris....ahhh.

Jen Yu said...

Are you kidding me?! These are fantastic! Brilliant! Great job on your tuiles - so beautiful and I'm sure they were delicious :)

Luciana De Camillis Chocolate em Pó said...

olá, acabei de conhecer seu blog e dei de cara com esses docinhos maravilhosos....amei!!!
Parabéns.
bj
Lu

Kevin said...

Those look so good! I like the tiramisu idea!

bittersweetblog said...

Oh yum, sounds like a delicious combination of flavors and textures!

CookiePie said...

Those look amazing -- inspired!

Zoe Francois said...

They look so delicious! I want at least 3 right now! ;)

Mandy said...

the tiramisu flute sounds delicious! You are so creative!

Cakebrain said...

wow! what a fantastic idea! I like the tiramisu flute concept! gorgeous!

chef_d said...

How can you roll them so perfectly???!!! Beautiful and I'm sure yummy too!

ThePurpleFoodie said...

Love your flute!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness. I don't think I've ever wanted anything so much in my life.

pigpigscorner said...

I love your creation! They look amazing and delicious!

Aparna said...

Those are some really delicious looking and sounding tuiles. Truly, you need that orchstra.

Passionate About Baking said...

WOW...absolutely awesome. Love the pairing CC & the ease you did it with ! YAY!!

cookemila said...

Te han quedado perfectas, anoche cuando las vi pense que eras la redondez hecha teja...y me mantengo...lindas y yo seria raton para irme con tus flautas de (hamelin) Clumbsy..besos

Mar said...

delicious dessert, I can´t play the flute too, but eat that great tubes, yes...
A kiss for you

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your creativity with desserts never ceases to amaze me. These look beautiful and delcious. It's like portable tiramisu.

kellypea said...

AWESOME! Seriously! I love the idea of the squares, and I'm temped to try again (how rare is that for me?) so that mine will curl like this. The mascarpone? Ooooooooo....just wonderful!

Carol said...

Olha só, primeiro parabéns pelo blog, que maravilha de lugar!! Já foi pra minha playlist!! Agora oque é esse Tiramissu dentro desse tuile??? Que coisa magnífica. Anotadíssimo para testes. Um grande beijo!!

Mobula said...

Que ricas, Rica!! Y rellenas de tiramisú, que cosa más deliciosa. yo por mucho que lo intenté no me quedaron unos barquillos perfectos, se me abrían y quedaron gruesos, pero los tuyos son magnificos!!!

Ana

Simone Izumi said...

uow,uow,uow....
perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Simone

Lori said...

Wow, it looks so incredible. I so want a bite of these. Fantastic idea.

Tina said...

OMG... ingenious! Pairing a tuile with the delectable tiramisu.
I wish I had some right now.
Wonderful work!

Lindsay said...

Temptation to make them even though I'm currently sick... rising.

Natashya said...

Beautiful, I love your little flutes! The cork part is deliciously funny, too!

Sarah Bell said...

Looks wonderful!

creativecarryout said...

These are so beautiful. I'm going to bookmark it for later for sure.

Jeanine said...

I have no idea how you got them to roll so nicely, but wow...those are some BEAUTIFUL little flutes. ;) Great job!

culinography said...

Brilliant! I'll bet these were amazing!

Gloria said...

These are amazing Clumby!!! lovely and yummy!! Love this recipe!! xxxxGloria

Varsha Vipins said...

MindBlowing..!!!!am speechless..Hats off!!

pixie said...

what a wonderful idea! i must try it too! thanks for being an inspiration!

FFichiban said...

Those look so magicalllll!! I wannntt!

zorra said...

Yes I can hear the music!

Jessica said...

These look delicious - I love tiramisu!

chou said...

Ah! So gorgeous. I think I'll try to do something like this with the rest of my batter. Huzzah for beautiful cookies.

alexandra's kitchen said...

holy cow. what a creation! that marscapone cream looks unbelievable.

suesse-mahlzeit said...

oo wow! This looks so delicious and pretty! I wish me one :)

Raelynn said...

The ingredients have made it to my list...I will probably die and go to Heaven once their made and in my tummy!!

Sharon said...

Wow, those are amazing!!!

Leslie said...

Oh my..you did a beautiful job!!!As always!

Lisa Lou said...

That is the best tuile I've seen. It sounds delish!

MaryMary said...

Oh my--how did you ever think to fill them with tiramisu? Yum!!! And the vanilla bean specks in the mascarpone...fabulous!

veron said...

this looks absolutely delicious!

Laurel said...

Those look absolutely delectable! The harmony of the 'orchestra' is simply stunning.

Parker said...

wow i commend you on your patience. certainly worth it as these look amazingly cute

farida said...

Beautiful looking tuiles! I loved your mascarpone cream. I am going to try it next time. Yum!

Luciana De Camillis Chocolate em Pó said...

Adorei a sua visita..vim conhecer o seu cantinho e adorei, vou estar sempre por aqui!!
bj Lu

Simone Izumi said...

Oh meu deus...vc fala português!
Que delícia! Assim fica mais fácil!!!hahahhaah....
Bjs!
Simone

linda said...

They look perfect! Love how you plugged them with the chocolate cake :)

Hallie Fae said...

Those look so cute. I bet they tasted wonderful too!

Diana said...

I never would have thought of something so brilliant. THey look really delicious!

Zen Chef said...

This is INSANE rita! oh my GOSH.. I even have to WRITE in CAPS to show you HOW excited i'm ABOUT this. :-) Great job as always! Looks delicious.

Jude said...

That mascarpone cream looks yummy. Nie touch with the chocolate corks, too :)

Misty said...

I think I want to bathe in that marscapone cream.

Or just go at it with a spoon...

Sarah said...

Wow! If I were to say, make these as Christmas cookies, how well do they store?
Thanks!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Sarah, these would be best eaten on the day they're made or the day after... Good luck :)