10 Jun



A basic tuile (pronounced tweel), which means “tile” in French, is a very thin, slightly sweet, rather simple cookie made from an exquisitely short list of ingredients– butter, powdered sugar, egg whites, and flour, though additional ingredients like sliced almonds,hazelnuts are added in diffrent varieties . A tuile’s most unique characteristic is the fact that it can be shaped/molded by hand while it’s still very hot.


Ingredients :

  • #   2 and 1/2 oz. (5 and 1/3 Tbsp.) of unsweetened butter
  • #  1 cup all purpose flour
  • #  3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • #  2 and 1/2 oz. egg whites (approximately, the whites of two or three large eggs)


In  a mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar; start on low speed, then increase to medium as the sugar mixes in. Add in the egg whites and flour alternately, mixing until combined. The dough should be kind of thick, sticky.


Refrigerate it for at least half an hour. Scoop it out into disposable pastry bags and fill the dough into stencils (you can make your ownpastry bags and stencils). For chocolate piping separate out a couple tablespoons of the dough before it’s chilled and mix a teaspoon or two of cocoa powder into it. Make leaf or flower patters (any of your choice) or basic circle tuiles.


Take a perfectly flat cookie sheet and place your parchment sheet over it.
Place your tuile template over the parchment. Cut the tip off of the filled pastry bag, about an inch up from the point. Squeeze a plump line of dough onto each template shape you’ll be designing.

Preheat the oven at 350 . Bake the tuiles for approximately 6-7 minutes,just until they begin to get lightly golden. They bake quickly and burn ,so need to keep a close eye on them.

Using a spatula, carefully lift each piece, working with just one at a time, and mold it quickly with your hands .to make it into a bowl shape.If a tuile cools into a shape you didn’t intend, you can put it back in the oven to soften it and try again. Store the finished tuiles in an air tight container after they are cooled.
Tuiles can be had with other desserts like ice creams, sorbets,mousse ….etc.

Reference sites:-

tuilesrosemary tuiles , tuile cookies.

sending this to flavours of spain series.




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One Response to “TUILES”

  1. July 26, 2013 at 7:18 am #

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