Tuile garnish is a very versatile garnish to use on cakes or plated desserts. The only enemy to tuile is humidity, keep them in an airtight container and don’t even try these in the sultry days of late August in MN.
Honey Tuile by Jacquelyn Hopkins (my first pastry partner after leaving the CIA)
3 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup egg whites
1 cup all-purpose flour
I added red food coloring for this event, otherwise it is a lovely golden color.
Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add honey, blend well. Add egg whites, blend well Add flour and slowly mix until well incorporated. This tuile batter will last for a week in the refrigerator or months in the freezer.
Preheat oven to 325°
Spread the soft tuile garnish batter over a stencil and gently lift the stencil away. (I made the stencils out of old Rubbermaid covers using an x-acto knife. You can determine the size and shape of the tuile you want.)
Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the cookie is dry, but not browned.
To curve the cookie, remove from oven and immediately drape top side down on a rolling pin. Let cool about 3 minutes.
You can also pipe designs with the tuile batter as I did here!
10 thoughts to “Tuile Garnish”
They look like rose petals. Very nice!
Once again, you’re breaking it down and making it clear for the beginning or amateur baker, fabulous! The color of the tuiles are gorgeous, btw.
Hi Zoe. Your tips on unusual things like this (and cake decorating) are SO helpful! Just a few questions for the totally clueless (meaning me): Is that stencil one made specifically for baking? Or just one for crafts? It looks like it’s silicone, right? And just to be sure, you popped them out of the stencil and then baked on a silicone mat, right? Thanks!
Thank you for the great questions. I will fix the post to reflect what you have asked!
I was just thinking the same as Clumbsy Cookie – they look just like rose petals! .. only crunchy 🙂
Hi Clumbsycookie and Y,
Wouldn’t that be amazing! I hope to visit your websites and see tuile roses. 😉
Wow, those are just amazing. I love the beautiful red color, I’m glad you added it! Your blog is beautiful, I’ll definitely be back!
these are lovely, and such a nice addition to a plate. thanks for sharing this.
The tuiles are beautiful and the added touch of food coloring is a wonderful idea. I would like to try and make them, but what is the yield for your recipe, so I know whether I need to reduce the recipe or not. Thank you for sharing!
This really looking amazing chef very nice