Cookies, French

Sesame Tuiles


Tuiles means tiles in French according to Wiki because they looks like Provence roof tiles which is curved. Tuiles are thin crispy cookies. I’ve made almond tuiles years back and although I wouldn’t consider it a success because the wafer were quite thick, I remember it being delicious. Now making this sesame tuiles has left me in disbelief because the book I’m following is from a renowned pattisier. Read my failed sesame tuiles experiment here. Thank God it was easy to right the wrong and soon I was baking these aromatic tuiles.

Sesame Tuiles
All I can say is yum-yum. 🙂

Let’s bake!

Ingredients
Ingredients from left, top to bottom: water, melted butter, sifted icing sugar, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds and sifted flour.

Making Sesame Tuiles
Preheat oven to 180oC. Place sifted icing sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Then add water and melted butter. Mix with a whisk until well combined. Then add sesame seeds. Mix again. Let mixture rest for about an hour or more.

Pour A Teaspoon Mixture To Silpat
Place a teaspoon of mixture onto the silicone mat or baking sheet.

Spread Thinly with Back of Spoon
Spread it thinly using the back of a spoon. Continue until the baking sheet is full. Bake for 10 minutes.

Drape Over A Rolling Pin
Remove tuiles from oven with spatula and place over a rolling pin.

Let It Cool & Firm Up
Let it cool and firm up before removing from the rolling pin. Store these tuiles in an air-tight container. I can’t guarantee if you find yourself snacking on them while baking the rest of it. 😉

Sesame Tuiles
My golden sesame tuiles!

These tuiles are perfect as snack with tea or coffee. They’re also perfect with mousse, ice-cream and crème brûlée.

Sesame Tuiles
Adapted from Patisserie At Home by Will Torrent
Yields 90 pieces

200g icing sugar/confectioners’ sugar (for this ratio you get less sweet, add 25g for normal sweet or add 50g for very sweet)
100g all-purpose flour
150ml water
125g butter, melted
30g white sesame seeds
30g black sesame seeds

Method:
1. Place sifted sugar and flour into a mixing bowl.

2. Add water and melted butter into the bowl and whisk to combine.

3. Add in the sesame seeds and mix again.

4. Let mixture rest and set for about an hour or more. Note: I didn’t rest mine because it makes no difference.

5. Preheat oven to 180oC. Place a spoonful of mixture onto the silicone mat or prepared baking sheet. Spread the mixture thinly into a circle using the back of a spoon. Repeat until baking sheet is full.

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Remove the tuiles from the oven with a silicon spatula, and place over a rolling pin when it’s still hot. Once firmed, place shaped tuiles on pan/plate to cool completely. If the baked tuiles firmed up too quickly before you shape it, you can place them in the oven to warm it for few seconds so that it becomes pliable again.

8. Once cooled, store tuiles in an-airtight container.

Happy baking!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Seonhwa November 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I need to makes this!

    • Reply Che-Cheh November 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Hi Seonhwa, thanks for visiting. Let me know what you think about the tuiles later. 🙂

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