Tuiles are thin cookies that are curved like tiles that line the rooftops of French country homes, particularly in Provence. To get a curved shape, tuiles are usually made on a curved surface, such as a wine bottle or rolling pin. This recipe for Crunchy Hazelnut Tulies are a sweet treat that pairs perfectly with a coffee or tea. Be sure to give yourself enough time to make them, because you need to refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.
- 3 egg whites
- 150 grams caster sugar
- 40 grams melted butter
- 40 grams flour
- 120 grams hazelnuts (sliced, or almonds)
- In a bowl, use a fork to whisk the egg whites lightly with the sugar to a foam.
- Add the melted butter and continue to whisk.
- Whisk in the flour, then the hazelnuts.
- Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 410F
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Using 2 teaspoons, arrange piles of dough on the tray, spacing them well. Flatten with the back of a wet spoon.
- Bake in batches of 4 cookie to give yourself the time to mold them over the rolling pin when they come out of the oven.
- Bake for 4 to 6 minutes. Watch carefully, as the wafers brown very quickly.
- Upon removal from oven, lift the cookies with a spatula and place them on the rolling pin so that they take on the curved shape as they cool.
- Wait for about 3 to 4 minutes until they have cooled and gently remove from rolling pin.
- Store in an airtight container.