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25.7.14

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa
I probably snack 1/4 of these tuiles before the photoshoot...

When I was Googling for potato recipes to try, I saw quite a few baked potato chips recipe, somehow that reminded me of tuiles and off I went searching for potato tuile recipes! There are a few that used instant mashed potato - something that I will never buy because I don't like the taste of it. Luckily I managed to find one recipe that uses real mashed potatoes!

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa

Making these tuiles is very easy, just mash a cooked potato with butter then whisk in the whites. I strained the mixture to get rid of lumps before mixing in salt and ground black pepper. Then they are ready to be baked! Feeling lazy to prepare a template, I simply spread a teaspoon of potato mixture and spread it out thinly with the back of a spoon.

Because the tuiles are very thin, they are very crispy when fresh out of the oven! They must be kept in an airtight container immediately once they are cooled so that they retain the crisp. One problem I faced was shaping them into a tuile shape. If I underbake them, the tuiles won't be as crispy and are also not able to hold their curved shape well. But if I bake them for too long, they will crack when I try to bend them. So in the end I left them flat, similar to the original recipe.

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa

I decided to make a prawn salsa to go with the potato tuiles. In order to allow the tuiles to be soft enough to bend and hold the salsa, I under-baked the tuiles a little. The prawn salsa is also very easy to prepare and would have been even better with some avocado added (I omitted it because avocados are pretty expensive here)!

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa

I definitely want to make this again - I'd probably make them thicker and stacked them as an appetiser, just like the one in the original recipe... will plan for it one day!

But for now, here are the step-by-step photos!

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1) Peel, boil and drain the potato. Set over a colander to let the potatoes steam dry.
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2) Mash the potato and mix in butter while the potato is still warm.
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3) When the potato has cooled down, whisk in the egg whites until fully incorporated.
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4) Strain the mixture through a sieve to get rid of lumps. 
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5) Mix in salt and black pepper. Add in herbs if desired!
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6) Spread the batter thinly with the back of a spoon.

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7) Bake until golden brown.
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8) Meanwhile, chop some tomatoes.
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9) And cook some prawns.
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10) Dice a little onion for some crunch.
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11) Snip in some coriander. If only I have some avocado...
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12) Add in olive oil and lime juice and mix well!

Potato Tuiles with Prawn Salsa
Yummy tuiles and addictive prawn salsa!

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I'm submitting this to Little Thumbs Up (July 2014 Event: Potato) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by me! Do hop over HERE to see the linkup!

23.7.14

THB #35: Almond Streusel Baileys Cake

Almond-Streusel Baileys Cake

Realised I've been posting lots of savoury food these days, so let's take a break and head over to desserts first! This is another overdue The Home Bakers bake (sorry for the delay!), chosen by Mich from Piece of Cake.

This bake is very similar to other THB bakes, whereby a streusel topping is topped on a simple butter cake base. I usually substitute nuts for almond in most of my THB bakes as almond is a lot cheaper here. Not wanting to make the cake taste the same as other THB cakes, I decided to give it a booze! I omitted the baking soda and substituted the buttermilk with Baileys. 

Almond-Streusel Baileys Cake

The resulting cake was light, soft, nutty with a very yummy Baileys flavour. Quite surprised that Baileys and cinnamon can go well with each other! Another delicious cake for tea!

And here are the step-by-step photos!

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1) Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter.
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2) Mix them together.
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3) Then stir in the almonds. Set aside.
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4) Measure butter and sugars in a mixing bowl.
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5) Beat until creamy!
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6) Beat in 1 egg...
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7) Followed by the 2nd egg.
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8) Sift and fold in 1/3 of the flour mixture.
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9) Stir in half of the Baileys.
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10) Sift and fold in another 1/3.
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11) Pour in the remaining Baileys. 
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12) And mix in the rest of the flour mixture.
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13) Spread 1/2 the batter in a tin and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pour in remaining batter.
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14) Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the batter and bake away!
Almond-Streusel Baileys Cake

The Home Bakers

The Home Bakers is organized by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. This recipe was chosen and hosted by Mich from Piece of Cake. Hop over here for all the submissions and here for the full recipe and steps!


Almond Streusel Baileys Cake (makes a 8x4-inch cake)

adapted from Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas

Streusel
55 grams cold, unsalted butter, diced
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ligh brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
55 grams sliced almonds

Cake
55 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
125 grams all-purpose flour (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon baking power
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
125 ml Baileys
1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

For the steps, please head over to Mich's blog!


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