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You'll love my easy to follow Tuiles Recipe - wafer thin crispy perfection to top ice cream or desserts. Ideal to use up leftover egg whites!

Tuiles Recipe

You'll love my easy to follow Tuiles Recipe - wafer thin crispy perfection to top ice cream or desserts. Ideal to use up leftover egg whites!
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Course: Biscuits, Dessert, Sweet Treat
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Sarah James

Equipment

  • silicone mats
  • 2 large baking trays / sheets

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 60 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp Spice of your choice or Vanilla extract I used Van Dotsch Speculaas Spice
  • 60 g butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180℃ / 350℉ /Gas Mark 4.
  • Add egg whites to a large bowl and whisk a little before adding the sugar and whisking until frothy.
  • Stir in the flour and vanilla extract or spice and then add the melted butter. Mix to a smooth batter.
  • Can be kept in the fridge at this stage until required.
  • Spoon onto lined baking trays and spread thinly into 7.5 cm (3 inch) diameter circles or use a template. 6 per sheet is ideal as the mixture spreads a little. Sprinkle with flaked almonds if you are making the almond tuiles.
  • Place in the heated oven and bake for 7 to 8 minutes until the tuiles are just turning golden around the edges.
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and, working very quickly, lift each tuile off the baking tray with a palette knife and drape over a rolling pin or roll up around a wooden spoon handle and leave to cool.
  • Bake in batches 2 trays at a time.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Video

Notes

TUILE VARIATIONS:
ALMOND: To make almond tuiles add two or three drops of almond extract to the tuile batter mix and scatter flaked almonds on top of each tuile before baking.
SESAME OR COCONUT: Sprinkle with sesame seeds or shredded coconut before baking.
CHOCOLATE DIPPED CIGARS: Shape, cool and dip in melted chocolate ( see video )
TUILE CUPS OR BASKETS: Choose a glass or small bowl and drape over a  hot tuile. ( see video.
HOW TO STORE
Tuiles are prone to attracting moisture because of their high sugar content. It's important to store them as soon as they have cooled down. I use a glass Kilner jar or Le Parfait jar but any food container with a good seal will keep your tuiles crisp.
HOW LONG DO THEY KEEP?
Kept in an airtight container they will keep fresh and crisp for at least a week. As a matter of fact, we've kept ours for two weeks and they have been fine.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Serving: 1wafer | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg