UPDATE: I've extended the challenge now until mid October as I've been too busy lately to bake and enter my own batch of tuiles! Hope any people who were thinking of entering but have also been busy will now get chance to join in. This will also be the last Classic French challenge for a few months as the thesis is taking over. If anybody is keen to host and has an idea for a theme please get in touch, otherwise the challenge will return sometime next year.
The Classic French challenge has been running for a whole year now and I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has joined in so far. I've learned a few new techniques along the way and I know that I've encouraged some of you to try things that you had never made before. I also want to say a big thank you to my guest hosts this year for doing a great job with their theme ideas and the round ups: Victoria from A Kick At The Pantry Door, Sarah from Maison Cupcake and Claire from Under The Blue Gum Tree. If anyone else is keen to host in the future then do please get in touch and I will be happy to allocate a month to you.
So onto this month's challenge, I had 2 ideas in mind, one of them potentially trickier than the other and after thinking it over I decided to go with the tricky option, after all this is supposed to be a challenge.
For September I have chosen tuile biscuits as the theme. If you've watched any competitive cookery programmes in the last few years then you'll know how fiddly these can be to get right. Too long in the oven and they will quickly be over baked, not enough time in the oven and they will be floppy and not have a satisfying crunch. Timing and a thinly spread batter seem to be the key to getting beautiful tuiles.
It's up to you whether you want to shape your tuiles by laying them over a rolling pin or similar whilst warm from the oven to create the traditional curved shape that is reminiscent of roof tiles, or any other shape you want to try your hand at. Or you could just leave them flat. You can go for savoury or sweet, or have a go at both if you're after a real challenge and serve them with anything you like.
Don't forget you can find loads of other monthly blogging challenges over at The Food Blog Diary so you can enter your tuiles to more than one challenge if it fits in with other themes.
- Please use the logo on your post and tag the post with the label 'Classic French' and include a link to this challenge page
- Please add your entries via the linky at the bottom, enter the name of your dish in the name box.
- If you're on Twitter you can also tweet your links to @BlueKitchenBake using the hash tag #ClassicFrench and I will retweet any that I see
- You can enter as many times as you want and you can enter your post into other challenges as long as it fits in with their rules
- You can enter an old post if you want but please update with a link back to my blog and the challenge logo
- Don't forget that if the recipe you use is from another source i.e. book/magazine/website/blog to credit the original author.
- All entries will be pinned to the Classic French Pinterest board with links back to your post, if you don't want to be included on the board then please let me know
- The challenge will run until the 28th of the month.
- New challenges will be announced on the 1st of each month
- Above all have fun and use this as an excuse to learn something new and get creative!