|Type||Cookie or wafer|
|Place of origin||France|
|Main ingredients||Flour, white sugar, butter, and almonds|
|Cookbook: Tuile Media: Tuile|
A tuile is a thin, crisp, sweet or savory wafer made of dough or cheese. Originally from France, 'tuile' means tile in French, and is named after the shape of French roof tiles it is supposed to resemble. Tuiles are commonly added as garnishes to desserts such as panna cotta or used as edible cups for sorbet or ice cream.
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. To get a curved shape, tuiles are usually made on a curved surface, such as a wine bottle or rolling pin. In France, tuile molds are also sold. Tuiles must be curved while they are hot, otherwise they will crack and break. Tuiles can also be left flat after baking. The traditional tuile batter consists of flour, white sugar, melted butter, and almonds.
Fois gras with a tuile
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