A tuile is a thin, crisp wafer that originates from France. Most often made from a simple wheat flour dough (or occasionally cheese), tuiles can be either sweet or savory. Named for the French word for tile, tuiles resemble the arced tiles that line the rooftops of traditional French country homes. To achieve a curved shape, you can shape tuiles on a curved surface, like a rolling pin or wine bottle; alternately, they can also be left flat after cooking. Tuiles must be curved while they are hot, otherwise they will crack and break.
With just a few ingredients, you can make beautiful tuiles like this unique "coral" tuile that's made with water, oil, beet juice and flour. The addition of beet juice to the batter gives the tuile its brilliant color. The evaporation of the water at a lower temperature than the oil produces the bubbled “coral” effect while the oil helps cook the flour. When most of the water in your pan has evaporated, the tuile is ready to go!
- Servings 3 (4 inches each)
- Dish Tuile
- Time 30 minutes
- Skill Advanced