It was cool and dry yesterday. Perfect tuile making weather. I used this recipe. Many of my previous tuile attempts have been fraught with shattering tuiles, sticky messes and many tears shed. I am not sure whether it was the silpat, the weather, or the recipe, but these couldn't have been easier. You can really taste the orange juice, and when I am rich I will use yuzu juice instead. The first batch baked up a little too light and weren't crispy enough. The second batch was perfect and the last a little too dark.
The slightly overdone cookies were definitely the crispiest, and I will spread the batter thinner next time. We ate them with some red bean ice cream I made earlier in the week. Remember when we bought that 25# of sugar in May? It's gone. I bought another bag at Costco today after watching Sophie run her last XC meet of the season. I am running the Army Ten Miler tomorrow, and I ran at least a mile today trying to cheer Sophie on at various points of the course. I don't think this family could ever get on the Paleo or Whole 30 bandwagon. I'll never have to know how much better I could feel without white sugar in my life.
Crossfit is back with a vengeance. This was my workout yesterday:
Dumbells to overhead (80 reps-10# dumbbell each hand)
Deadlifts (60 reps-77#)
Box jumps (40 reps, 24" box)
Sit ups (80 reps)
Kettlebell swings (40 reps, 25# kettlebell)
Pullups (20 reps with medium green band)
Wallballs (60 reps with 10# ball)
Makes it hard to figure out if the muscle aches are from my cold today. Tonight we are eating dinner with old friends that are in town for the race. I am bringing the apple cider cream pie I have blogged about previously. Do not believe them about the amount of time it takes to boil down cider, it's a total underestimate. Do this the day before and boil down some extra to use in cocktails. I have a renewed hate for pie crust today. I am hoping this resolves prior to Thanksgiving. I want to make the Bourbon Maple Pumpkin pie from Bon Appetit, and the yogurt pie with grape and black pepper compote. Only one requires a rolled crust. Maybe I will make the grapefruit pie from Momofuku as well. It's the very early stages of menu planning at this point. What's on your menu?