Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Almond Tuiles (Almond Curls)



Oh my! I am so excited to share this recipe as it is absolutely divine. So easy and delicious to eat that you can't make enough as it disappears in seconds. It is perfect as a snack or for afternoon tea but heck, you can have it anytime of the day.

This is one of the many recipes learnt at my baking course. I have since made it twice on my own and it is absolutely lovely.

In French, “tuile” means “tile,” and it is a reference to the shape of the classic tuile, which is typically allowed to bake and then molded while it is still warm and pliable. I just lift it up and it just curls enough for a slight curled shape.

Even as I am writing this, I am munching down these lovely Almond Tuiles.

Simple Ingredients :
1. 160gm Egg White (6-8 eggs depending on size)
2. 80gm Sugar ( I have reduced it by half as I prefer less sugar in my baking)
3. 80gm All Purpose Flour
4. 1/2 stick or 40gm Salted Butter (melted)
5. 120gm Almond Flakes / Pumpkin Seeds / Sunflower Seeds

Simple Steps :
1. Use a hand whisk, gently whisk egg whites and then add suagr. Whisk for 1 minutes until sugar dissolves.

2. Add all the flour and mix for another minute. Fold in the melted butter. Whisk until smooth.



3. All the almond flakes. You can also add pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds of your choice.



4. Take one spoonful of the mix and spread it thinly on a well-greased tray. I have a silicone baking mats and trust me it is worth the investment to get these mats for baking. You don't need to grease your pans for baking anymore.



5. Bake at 350'F for a few minutes and remove when golden brown. Use a fork to lift up the tuile and let it cool down on a separate tray. Continue and finish up the whole batter.



Enjoy!!

28 comments:

Marisa said...

I love tuiles with ice cream! These almond ones look fanstastic. :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

So pretty and delicate. I am too nervous to try this.

mysimplefood said...

Marisa - I agree. So far, I have been finishing it too fast to get the ice-cream.

Belinda - I strongly recommend to get the silicone mats. It makes it easier knowing that it will not stick.

Rick said...

These look light and sweet!

Chef E said...

I have wanted a recipe like this, love to watch you do it, so it will be simpler for me- not a baker, more of an entree chef, so glad you came over so I can follow you!

My Man's Belly said...

I'm like Marisa...I like tuiles with ice cream. It's always a little more special when you top a simple bowl with one of these.

girlichef said...

mmmmm....tuiles are so delicate and gorgeous. And tasty! Yours sound absolutely delish! =)

baking.serendipity said...

These look delicious! I bet they would be awesome with ice cream.

Chef Fresco said...

Thanks for visiting our blog! You tuiles look lovely!

MaryMoh said...

I love these....very crispy and addictive. I love to make them. I love to make it with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds....very delicious.

mysimplefood said...

Rick - They are light, sweet and delicious. :)

Chef E - Thanks. Am glad I stumbled upon yours too.

My Man's Belly - Now you make me want to get ice-cream and make more of this. Yums!!

Girlichef - Thanks. Thanks. I have not perfected it yet so mine comes out in all different sizes :)

Baking Serendipity - Ice-cream seems to be having a good vote to go with tuiles.

Chef Fresco - Thanks for your compliments.

Mary Moh - Yeah!! delicious. :)

The Mom Chef said...

They look gorgeous. I'll bet they'd be absolutely wonderful served alongside coeur a la creme. Yum!

mysimplefood said...

The Mom Chef - I have not made coeur a la creme but I guess, anything would taste good with cream cheese. Yums!

Spicie Foodie said...

Oh I love tuiles, they were my special treat when I was living in Paris. Yours look lovely and I had no idea how to make them. Thanks :)

Lena @ Miss Lucky Piggy said...

easy, crunchy and yummyyyyy.... thanks for sharing ;D

Stella said...

Pretty, a tuile always makes everything nice! I love that you lowered the sugar too-that's always good-me thinks at least...

mysimplefood said...

Spicie Foodie - Hmm Paris, wonderful. It's pretty easy to make tuiles. I was amazed with the results of my first try.

Lena - You got it right, easy crunchy and definitely yummy.

Stella - I always lower the sugar in my baking. I just cant believe the amount of sugar required for cakes, cookies.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love almond tuiles...very very crisp and yummy.

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

These are so lovely! I'm always hesitant to try recipes with just egg whites or egg yolks because then the other part sits in my fridge. Guess I have to find some egg yolk recipes because this egg whites one looks too good to pass up :)

mysimplefood said...

Angie - yup it is very crisp and lovely.

Lawyer Loves Lunch - I agree, that is always a problem. I also try to make 1-2 r maybe sometimes 3 things at the same time so that I can use the egg in the other baking stuff. Quite a hurricane that I create in my kitchen trying to do too many things at one time. :)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful tuiles! Such an interesting baking technique, I'd be afraid to break them. You're very talented!

Becky said...

YUUUUMMMM!!! Thanks for this really cool recipe :)

Simply Life said...

oh wow, those look great!

Chef Dennis said...

Those Tuiles look delicious...I would love them with some ice cream!!

Joanne said...

Yum! I love anything almond flavored. How tasty!

maameemoomoo said...

Somehow, i dare not attempt this no matter how desperately i want to :P

Curling the tuiles while it's hot scares me!

Cooking Gallery said...

You seem to be very good at baking. Love your posts!

mysimplefood said...

Jeanne - Oh no! I am a new baker. Just trying out recipes and fingers crossed always on how they turn out :)

Becky - You are most welcomed.

Simply Life -Even better to eat them :)

Chef Dennis - Yup ice-creams seems to be getting the most vote.

Joanne - I agree. Almonds are yummy.

Maameemoomoo - it's not so bad, if you are not too concerned on the shape like me, I just lift it with a fork or knife and then let it take whatever shape it wants :)

Cooking Gallery - Thanks for your compliments. I am new to baking and hence just looking at simple recipes.

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