Tuile

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Tuile
Ginger Panna Cotta with Honey Tuiles.jpg
Ginger panna cotta with honey tuiles
Type Cookie or wafer
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Flour, white sugar, butter, and almonds
Cookbook:Tuile  Tuile

A tuile is a thin, crisp, sweet or savory wafer made of dough or cheese.[1] Originally from France, 'tuile' means tile in French, and is named after the shape of French roof tiles it is supposed to resemble.[2] Tuiles are commonly added as garnishes to desserts such as panna cotta or used as edible cups for sorbet or ice cream.[3]

French toast with bacon ice cream and cinnamon tuile

Preparation[edit]

Tuiles are thin cookies named for and curved like the tuiles, or tiles, that line the rooftops of French country homes, particularly those in Provence.[4] To get a curved shape, tuiles are usually made on a curved surface, such as a wine bottle or rolling pin.[5] In France, tuile molds are also sold. Tuiles must be curved while they are hot, otherwise they will crack and break.[6] Tuiles can also be left flat after baking. The traditional tuile batter consists of flour, white sugar, melted butter, and almonds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biró, Marcel, and Shannon Kring. Biró: European-Inspired Cuisine. Gibbs Smith, 2005. 114. Print.
  2. ^ Boulud, Daniel, and Dorie Greenspan. Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud cookbook: French-American recipes for the home cook. Scribner, 1999. 165. Print.
  3. ^ W., Carol, Erik Tieze, and Glenn Humphry. Creating Chefs: A Journey Through Culinary School with Recipes and Lessons. Lyons Press, 2005. 228. Print.
  4. ^ Greenspan, Dorie, and Alan Richardson. Baking: From My Home to Yours. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. 173. Print.
  5. ^ McCarty, Michael, Judith Choate, Liz Smith, and Steve Pool. Welcome to Michael's: Great Food, Great People, Great Party!. Little Brown & Co, 2007. Print.
  6. ^ Luchetti, Emily, and Sheri Giblin. Classic Stars Desserts: Favorite Recipes by Emily Luchetti. Chronicle Books Llc, 2007. 129. Print.