Tuesday, December 07, 2010

TWD—Translucent Maple Tuiles with Homemade Pumpkin Maple Ice Cream


TWD this week turned in to tuiles = failure.  I made a half recipe of “dough” (butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and a little flour).  I read on the TWD site to hold back a little on the butter amount.  Which I did.  I chilled the dough for 24 hours.  I made small dough balls and only put nine on the first baking sheet and got this---baked for 7 minutes as the recipe says.


That is one big tuile!  I waited a minute like the recipe says and tried to scrap off pieces of “the cookie”.  Yeah, it didn’t work very well.  I wasn’t too upset because our fearless host this week, Clivia from Bubie's Little Baker suggested that if they didn’t turn out just right that they still make tasty little morsels.  And she is right.  Here’s my lovely, very buttery (like it was dripping on to the counter) cookies on the cooling rack.


My next sheet pan I only put six balls of dough on it and got this---maybe my balls of dough were too  big?  They were about the size of hazelnuts--


I persevered and decided to make ice cream to put tuile crumbles on top!  I decided to be creative to make up for my tuile failure.


I just kind of threw together what I had and thought would make a decent pumpkin ice cream and this stuff is pretty darn good!  (Yes, that does kind of look like bacon on top.)



Pumpkin Maple Ice Cream, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

9 ounces pumpkin puree

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

good pinch of cloves

scant 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

pinch salt

2 cups half and half  (you could use cream)

Combine pumpkin, sugar, maple syrup, spices and salt in a bowl and whisk together.  Add half and half and whisk until combined.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.  Pour into bowl of ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Put the ice cream in a plastic container with a lid and freeze for at least 2 hours.  Serve with maple tuile crumbles for a perfect added crunch!

DSCF2648Clivia was right, even if it’s just crumbs or bits and pieces, these are tasty little bites of crunchy maple sugar goodness.  You can get the recipe on her blog and doggonit, look at her beautiful, perfect tuiles!  I think there is just too much butter in the batter, as I was rolling them in to balls, it felt like I was just rolling some sweetened butter.  The good that has come out of it is I now have a really yummy pumpkin ice cream to enjoy!

Hey, just a reminder about the giveaway I’m having for $75 gift code to CSN Stores.  You can enter three different ways and the giveaway is open until Friday, December 10 at midnight.  Just in time for the holidays!


Lisa said...

That's too bad that the tuiles didn't come out exactly the way they were supposed to. But, that's great that you were able to salvage and enjoy them no matter what. Honestly, making tuiles still intimidates me and I haven't tried it yet, so kudos to you for taking a stab at it.

Tia said...

i BET THE crunch of the tuiles was great with the smooth ice cream. mmm

Hindy said...

That's the way the cookie crumbles! ::ggl:: Still buttery and sweet, especially with that gorgeous ice cream. Thanks so much, Katrina, for baking along with me this week.

Lisa Ernst said...

I've never tried tuiles, and honestly don't think that's going to get on my list. I do think your creative "save" sounds wonderful though.

Unknown said...

Oh no! Sorry they didn't work, but anyway tuiles are there for the crunch, which even the crumbled ones gave, so it's all good no? :)

Paula said...

Inspired idea to use these cookies as crumbles. The pumpkin ice cream sounds good too, even as I sit here shivering.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow you do such great work!!

Flourchild said...

Bummer they all ran together, but great save!

CDC said...

Be proud you were still able to put something together - I would love to taste some!

Fallon said...

When I made florentines one Christmas that same thing happened. I think it has to do with the butter. Perhaps chilling the batter for 30 minutes might help to stop the spreading?

But even though they don't look how they should they still taste delicious! I love how creamy your ice cream is, good combination of crunch and sweetness.

chocolatechic said...

Way to recover.

I didn't make them even though I heart maple, I do not like maple cookies....I'm weird.

spike. said...

as long as they taste good, right! With that ice cream- sounds like the perfect holdiay treat

steph- whisk/spoon said...

at least you found a great use for them. maple crumble sounds tasty to me!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

That ice cream looks fabulous! Sorry your tuiles puddled up like that - crumbs or not, they're still delicious! :)

Unknown said...

I think alot of posters had issue just the same. I bet it was tasty still.

Kayte said...

That is the largest Tuiles I have ever seen...and it looked pretty tasty to me. Loved these, might have to revisit this one again real soon....but only when there is company to help me eat them!

mike said...

Who cares about cookies? :) These look perfect for Ice Cream topping (I saved my rejects for the exact same thing) - but now I have to try your ice cream recipe!

Unknown said...

You're not alone - mine were a fail too. I couldn't get them to set up properly, they just stayed pliable and greasy. Oh well, fun to try anyway :) Good save on yours, glad they were tasty!

Mary said...

Oh, I had the same thing happen to me--in fact, just about everything went wrong before I managed to bake some nice tuiles. Oh, and I had them with pumpkin ice cream too in the summer--that is a lovely match! I wonder how the crumbles would mix in to the ice cream: pumpkin maple crunch?

TeaLady said...

Yeah, my first batch did that too. But they were good on ice cream or alone.

Stephanie said...

My cookies all turned into one big blob. I had to break them apart and some of them I just molded into a big cookie piece. At least it was good.

Your ice cream looks delicious!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Everything seems different but you did at least tried it. Still a great job!

Rhandi said...

Sad that your tuiles didn't turn out but I am so glad that you came up with an amazing ice cream recipe- sounds amazing and what a perfect way to still serve your, let's call them, Tuile Crumbles.

Amber Marie said...

Oh wow, that ice cream looks good! That's a great way to use the Tuiles bits.

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