Tuiles are actually the thin and crispy cookies that have a lacy texture. The name comes from the French word that means, “Tile”. The traditional rooftops of country homes in France had a curved shape much like the Pringles and these cookies too are made on curved surfaces like wine bottles or rolling pins that look similar to tiles. It is a sweet wafer mostly made of cheese or dough and is used to serve sorbets and ice creams.
If you wish to try out this unique crispy cookie, here is the recipe. First collect all the ingredients and the oranges and lemons that you are going to use should be fresh and juicy. Avoid using canned juices.
1. 1/3 cup (80 ml) orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
2. Zest of one large orange
3. 1/4 cup (50 ml) Grand Marnier
4. 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated white sugar
5. 7 tablespoons (100 grams) unsalted butter, melted
6. 2 cups (200 grams) sliced almonds(finely chopped)
7. 1 cup (125 grams) sifted all-purpose flour
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place the rack in the center.
• Take a cookie sheet and butter it well with a brush.
• Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients little by little so that you get a smooth consistency.
• Allow the dough to rest for about 10 to 15 minutes.
• Now take the cookie sheet and drop 1 teaspoon of dough. Make 4 cookies in 1 sheet.
• Spread it evenly with a wet fork so that it is just thin enough to be rolled out.
• Bake until golden brown for about 7 minutes and get the other tray ready in the meanwhile.
• Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 30 seconds to 1 minute till you can lift them easily from the tray and are still flexible.
• Place each cookie on top of the rolling pin and gently press to get the curved shape.
• When cool transfer them to the cooling rack.
Your cookies are ready. One important thing that you must remember is that you have to be very swift. As you put the first lot on the rolling pin pay attention to the second lot of cookies so that they not become too rigid. The dough that you have prepared must also be soft. These cookies taste best when served fresh. If they are stored overnight, they lose their crispiness.