Friday, October 7, 2011

Orange and Pistachios Tuiles

Just after a month after our marriage, I got a chance to visit a small town in France called Toulouse...My husband had a project there, so I also went along...One of his friends called us for tea and it was there that I was introduced to these crispy little treats....And to my amazement , the cookies were home made...After we came back I was carrying and had to finish my Internship...So all the cooking and baking took a back seat....Now that my little monster has grown up and I get a little time to myself, I try to learn a lot of new recipe...
tuile is a thin, crisp sweet or savory cookie or 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. They are commonly added as garnishes to desserts such as panna cotta or used as edible cups for sorbet or ice cream.

I saw this recipe in a book called Afternoon Tea by Susannah Blake and as I have tasted Tuiles before, I wanted to try it out...The first batch was a failure as I have pored too much batter....It spread a lot and the center was not crisp...
Then I used my brain and made 6" circle templates on the parchment paper and poured only 1 tsp of batter for each...This helped me make my cookies, all of the same size and because the batter was less, the cookies turned out very crisp and had a melt in mouth texture....

All you need is

Egg white-1
Sugar-1\4 cup
Zest of half orange
Butter-2 tbsp {melted and cooled }
All purpose flour-3 tbsp
Flaked pistachios-3 tbsp
Method of preparation

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees
Put egg white in a clean bowl and beat till stiff peaks are formed
Add sugar and orange zest
Add half the butter and flour and fold into the mixture
Add the remaining butter and flour and fold into the mixture
Drop 1 tsp of batter on the parchment paper and with the back of a teaspoon , spread into 6" rounds
Sprinkle pistachios on top
Leave some space in between the two rounds as these will spread during baking
Bake for 7 minutes at 375 degrees
Take out from the oven and with the help of a spatula, remove the cookie and wrap around a rolling pin, with the pistachios on the outer side
You have to be fast in this step as the cookies cool and become crisp, so they can break
Cool on a wire rack completely before storing them

Mine turned out very crispy and the hint of orange added to the flavor....I made a small batch this time but I am sure to make more of these....


  1. Pistachios Tuile luks yumm and inviting with super-delicious click.Nice teatime snack.Luv to try it soon.

  2. these are new to me, look yummy and crispy..nice clicks..

  3. This is an amazing snack, thanks for sharing it!

  4. They look super...crisp and flavorful...

  5. those cookies looks so tempting , great job

  6. As all of here. it is new to me too. Looks crispy and tasty and no doubt perfect for tea.


  7. hi uma, this is very interesting and for sure is delicious, judging from the ingredients used.
    bookmarked with thanks.
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  8. Superb clicks and keep posting new dishes like this Neha.

  9. Looks soo tempting. Wonderful clicks

  10. Amazing clicks n presentation dearie....
    Looks decadent n flavorful..

  11. These are so gorgeous and crispy, like that pistachios, thanks for the recipe, will want to make for our coming festival of deepavali.

  12. Crispy & amazing treat!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Neha, you always amaze me with new recipes that you come up with, so international, yet so easy to make! this is definitely bookmarked, merci beaucoup ma cherie!

  14. looks really yummy...awesome clicks dear

  15. This is truly tempting and very interesting....and i mug ;)great post Neha

  16. very interesting... looks yummy... thanks for sharing...

  17. This is absolutely new to me ..,looks so crispy n perfect for tea time Munch..,looks great n tempting ..thanx dear for sharing !!!

  18. This looks absolutely gorgeous, such thin looking pistachios wafers...yummy.


  19. OMG, I love these snacks! Neha, won't u keep some for me pleeeeeeeeeese??

  20. wow, they look so delicious and cute. Very new recipe and name for me.


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