Peanut Butter Mousse in Tuile Cookie Spoons

Recently a friend asked me to bake for an upcoming party she’s having, so I’ve been researching all kinds of bite-sized dessert canapés.  One recipe that caught my attention is from BHG; a rich mousse that is served in the bowl of a teaspoon. The mousse sounds inviting, but I’m not sure I want to commit a good portion of flatware to the project (32 spoons!). The idea of a disposable plastic spoon came to mind, but for a single bite – well, that would be environmentally unsound and just too wasteful.  Then, it came to me suddenly.  Edible spoons!

Do they exist? Can I make them? (google, google, google) Well. Yes and yes.

I’ve wanted to try stencil paste (or tuile batter) for some time, and now I had the perfect opportunity!  I found the spoon stencil online (here) and decided to give it a try. I had so much fun while experimenting.  There are so many shape and flavor possibilities!

The tuile batter recipe comes from my new favorite cookbook, Le Cordon Bleu Complete Cooking Techniques.  I wanted my spoons to be chocolate, so I substituted out 1/8 cup of the all purpose flour used for dark cocoa powder.

I’m happy to say that the stencil paste is very uncomplicated.  It took only a few minutes to put together. The batter will spread into the templates more evenly and precisely if it is a little cold.  Use an offset spatula to spread the paste into the template openings. If your stencils smudge, you can take a damp paper towel and clean up around the edges. 

These bake for only a short time. When done and still warm, they have a rubbery texture, so they are easily shaped. You’ll have to work quickly when transferring these from the oven.  They harden quickly, so I use my stove top as a workspace and leave the oven door open with the cookie sheet still inside.  I transfer the cookies from the oven to the work surface above…

…and onto the curve of a rolling pin.  This gives them a more realistic and interesting dimension. 

The hardened spoons will have a crisp texture. 

As for the mousse, it is very simple and quite good by itself.

It is very rich and a little heavier than expected. I can now see why the portion size is so small. 

My one complaint?  These are fragile.  Don’t over-fill your spoons with mousse.  They will become heavy at the bowl and snap off at the handle if you try to pick them up.  Also, be careful not to over-bake.  They will become dry and be extra brittle.  I learned  the hard way and had to dispose an entire dozen. With my oven set at 350 degrees, they baked perfectly at around 6 minutes, 30 seconds.

Perhaps you are just plain crazy about incredibly rich and decadent peanut butter mousse.  If so, you might find the bowl presentation a little more to your liking. 

I’m not certain that mousse-filled-spoons will make it on the menu for my friend’s party, mainly because it is for her toddler’s birthday.  I’ll probably find something a little less delicate, perhaps petit fours or a dessert on a stick (cake pops?).  I’ll be sure to file this idea away for a dinner party that needs a little fun and novelty.  Grown-ups occasionally need a little fun and novelty too!

Many chefs/bakers make their own tuile stencils  Find out how here.

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Sanjana
Sanjana
11 years ago

These are so adorable. You are truly and inspiration!

Sanjana
Sanjana
11 years ago

*an

April
April
11 years ago

I love them!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the party!

my little cupcake
my little cupcake
11 years ago

i've just found your blog and you are so creative…i can't wait to read it from beginning to end 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

These=insane. I am so excited to make these!!!!!

Sherryl
Sherryl
11 years ago

Wow, wow, wow! I just might make these for my daughter's school fundraiser!

Rachael
Rachael
11 years ago

These are absolutely adorable!

diva
diva
11 years ago

This is so clever and pretty! Eating them must be lots of fun 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Your posts never cease to amaze me! I aspire to attain your decorating skills. For now I'll stick with a piping bag and cupcakes – even whole big cakes are a little ambitious for me.

Sue
Sue
11 years ago

So original and charming! It's always a treat to see one of your posts!

Ashley
Ashley
11 years ago

Wow! Yet again I am blown away! Fabulous job!

Johnny
Johnny
11 years ago

Wow. That is so cool. And so pretty. And so clever. Fab.

Mimi
Mimi
11 years ago

Really creative! What a fun dessert.
Mimi

White Toast with Butter
White Toast with Butter
11 years ago

Very inventive – I love this idea.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

these look awesome! I'm dying to try them out 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

Adorable! I made quite a few cookie spoons in pastry school but always left them flat – the curved handle is so elegant!

Memória
Memória
11 years ago

AMAZING!! The spoons are beautiful! They almost make you forget about the mouse. ALMOST. haha

Mara Campbell
Mara Campbell
11 years ago

You just BLEW me away Heather!!! Those spoons are absolutely amazing!! I want to come have dinner at your house. And that mousse looks amazing, I am a sucker for anything with peanut butter.

Su-yin
Su-yin
11 years ago

These are so pretty! I love anything bite sized and you just blew me away with these. Not to mention the peanut butter mousse…. 😛

grace
grace
11 years ago

so clever! i appreciate art in food, but if the flavor ain't there, it's useless to me! this, i do believe, would succeed on both levels. 🙂 bravo!

cookies and cups
cookies and cups
11 years ago

for the love of god, woman! are you friggin kidding me?!?!?! these are soooo awesome! I am jealous beyond belief at your creativity. ur my hero 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

This is by far the best edible spoon I have ever seen! I am so on trying these! Fantastic!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

artfulzebra
artfulzebra
11 years ago

They're so cool, Heather! ;o) Just loving your blog!

tasteofbeirut
tasteofbeirut
11 years ago

What a wonderful blog! I am a new visitor and I will be spending a lot of time here! Love your work and I am getting inspired!

Gala
Gala
11 years ago

Love it!
Great idea, sounds perfect for a party.

Casco Bay Soap Co.
Casco Bay Soap Co.
11 years ago

simply beautiful! what a fantastic way to present any deserving desert! thanks for the instructions and inspiration. I just found your blog and posted it among my favorite "Stay Inspired, Creative Blogs". I'll be back to see what else you are working on.
🙂
Shannon
http://www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

Kathleen
Kathleen
11 years ago

All I can say is WOW! You are one clever and talented gal! Way impressive!!!

Smita  Srivastava
Smita Srivastava
11 years ago

It looks amazing . Such a wonderful creation !!! I'm sure toddlers would also love such cute edible spoons ……

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

Widge
Widge
11 years ago

they look amazing! well done

Sue
Sue
11 years ago

So Cute!! You have to love a spoon you can eat. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Gorgeous, what an adorable idea. I will have to remember this one.

Melissa
Melissa
11 years ago

So cute!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

These are awesome! Maybe a bit too much for a toddler party, but I can see these being a hit at many other occasions.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
11 years ago

What a fabulous idea! I can't get over how adorable these are and will definitely have to try out tuiles in the future.

dessert girl
dessert girl
11 years ago

I love this! So cute and creative!

Christiana
Christiana
11 years ago

Once again, simply beautiful!

kimber
kimber
11 years ago

So stinkin' cute! I wanna make this now!!

Lot-O-Choc
Lot-O-Choc
11 years ago

Wow this is just amazing!! I don't know how you do it..but anything with peanut butter is sure to be good heheh!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

These are very impressive. And now I really want peanut butter mousse.

Brenna
Brenna
11 years ago

I absolutely love your blog. You are so creative, resourceful, and talented. Thank you for tempting my palate and giving me inspiration to step outside the baking box.

Ingrid_3Bs
Ingrid_3Bs
11 years ago

I recently made mousse for the first time and have been kicking myself that I never tried it before. Of course, I don't like chocolate so that was the issue….still don't but the texture and mouth feel of it is unreal. I'll have to give your PB mousse a try.
~ingrid

Mrs Knight
Mrs Knight
11 years ago

I just wanted to give a suggestion for people that don't want to spend the extra $$ on a stencil they may only use once or twice.. I read although I have to admit I have not tried it yet that you can use the lids of yogurt or cottage cheese containers to make your own stencil.

This recipe looks amazing and I may just have to give it a try for our next dinner party.

Mae
Mae
11 years ago

Absolutely too cute and cool. I've been wanting to play with unique tuile shapes, this is one of the best I've seen!

Anne's Kitchen
Anne's Kitchen
11 years ago

Wow, I am just absolutely blown away by this!!! How cool are these edible spoons?! And how many possibilities open up for using these?! I love canape parties, so this needs to be tried out! Maybe parmesan spoons with a pesto cream cheese cream… Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for posting this!!!

Sarah
Sarah
11 years ago

I just came across your blog from Tastespotting and love your ideas. I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing your talent!

oneordinaryday
oneordinaryday
11 years ago

Oh my gosh, these are stunning. You are so creative. I'm very glad to have found your blog, as it is thoroughly enjoyable.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

We just learned how to make tuile creations at school last month. Just wanted to let you know that your tuile cookie spoons idea just made it to our class facebook page. It's always nice to hear that your creativity is admired & appreciated. Can't wait to have an opportunity to make these! Thanks for a great idea! Yours look beautiful!

Judi H
Judi H
11 years ago

Brilliant! Simply and gloriously brilliant!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

im just a metro hippie, with a beard and a love for funn stuff, this is pretty sweet imma make a vegan version, i respect the creativity peace love indluge

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Hey, that is pretty cool, but I found a something else interesting. It is a video about a guy putting a diet coke and mentos in a microwave experiment and then it explodes. I want to see if you think it is fake or not. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVPZSK77yTw. Tell me if you think it is real or fake.