Tuile is a thin, crunchy cookie that can be either sweet or savory. Tuile cookies originated in France and were made curved to resemble French roof tile. Some tuile recipes call for parmesan, almonds, or citrus zest, while the most basic recipes use just flour, sugar, butter, and egg whites. Tuile batter can be spread thin or piped onto a baking sheet and then molded while the cookies are still hot. Tuiles make great garnishes for desserts or savory dishes and can also be formed into cups for individual servings. Tuiles are best when made the same day as needed, but may be made a day in advance and stored in an airtight container. Tuile batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Tuile templates are hard plastic mats used to make tuile cookies. Various shapes are available for making garnishes or forming into cups. The templates may also be used for molding chocolate pieces. Tuile templates are not oven or dishwasher safe and should be stored flat to prevent warping.
How to make Tuile cookies using Tuile Templates
- 7 tbs. butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 3 egg whites
Combine softened butter, powdered sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Beat with paddle attachment on electric mixer on medium speed until butter is in very fine pieces. Reduce speed to low and slowly add egg whites. Cream until smooth.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the Tuile template onto a silicone baking mat.
Step 2: Using a large icing spatula, spread tuile batter over the mat. Fill every cavity and scrape off the excess.
Step 3: Lift the template away and place the silicone mat onto a baking sheet.
Step 4: Bake for 6 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn golden.
Step 5: Release the cookies from the silicone mat using a small spatula.
Step 6: Immediately transfer cookies to where they will stay to cool. Use cupcake tins, rolling pins, gum paste flower formers, or anything else that will allow the cookies to hold their shape while cooling.
Use tuiles to garnish cupcakes, cakes or any other dessert or savory dish.
Pipe fillings into cup-shaped tuiles for easy, bite-sized treats!
Use tuile templates to mold chocolate pieces.