|It does make a good substitute for a cat tongue, doesn't it? ;)|
Langues de Chats is French for "Cat's Tongues". And they're very similar to tuiles, similar in recipe, in flavour and in addictiveness.
This recipe came from the Laduree Sucre book. They were sort of enticing to begin with and after making a batch of Pots de Crème, I had a bunch of egg whites left over so I decided to give it a whirl.
My intention is sort of to give all the recipes in the Sucre book a go.
Langues de Chats
Adapted from Laduree Sucre
9 tbsp / 125 g butter
1 1/3 cup / 160 g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp sugar
2 egg whites - 60 g
1 1/4 cup / 160 g cake flour
1. Make vanilla sugar by combining vanilla and sugar and stir to dissolve.
2. Warm the butter until very soft, and beat in the mixer.
3. Slowly add the castor sugar.
4. Carefully sift in the cake flour. You may also wish to do this step by hand.
6. Pipe strips of about 6 cm on baking sheet lined with parchment. Leave some space for spreading
|Okay, so not THAT far apart...|
9. If you wish to dip your cookies, prepare a small amount of chocolate by adding a tiny bit of heavy cream into the chocolate and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until melted.
|White chocolate with food colouring|
Also with flavour extracts
11. Place in airtight container to store.
|Meow forgot that using alcohol based extracts to flavour will hinder the setting of the chocolate|
Proper way is to infuse the cream with the flavouring first instead of just putting drops in
The dark chocolate one set nicely, coloured ones did not set
|Looking for a size check...|
Here kitty kitty kitty
|Yep, size checks out. It is indeed a Langue de Chat|
Be careful about these as they are very addictive. Small, light, buttery. Meow ate the first batch that came out as she was baking the second, and the whole batch didn't last for 2 days. Mr. Meow helped.