Also known as tuilles. These wafers are dainty. They are scrumptious. They are pretty. They are crispy. They are delectable. They are just one more word, oh so delicious! Okay, I know that was more than one word. I just couldn’t resist adding the ‘oh so’ :). These lovelies originate from France and does that surprise me at all? This wonderful nation is known for all kinds of elegant pastries, sweets, and desserts. So if I were to mark these tiles, which is what tuiles mean, they passed with top marks on elegance, richness, sweetness, and crispiness. I thought I won’t have any photos to show you as my husband was so taken to these wafers, they rapidly disappeared from the plate 🙂
If you would be hosting some special guests soon and want to wow them then look no further. What’s more? You probably would have all the ingredients to make these delicate wafers. For serving, they can be offered on their one or as an embellishment for ice cream bowls.
Enough talk, let’s get making some almond tuiles.
WHAT YOU NEED
85g unsalted butter, at room temperature
65g caster sugar
50g all purpose flour
70g flaked almonds
Few drops of pure vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
WHAT TO DO
First, line your baking tray(s) with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200°C. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add the flour, salt and vanilla extract and mix till combined. Finally, gently fold in the flaked almonds.
Using a teaspoon, drop about 6 (or more depending on how large your baking tray is) balls on each of the baking trays, making sure to space them as they do really spread. Pat the balls down with a fork or the back of a spoon.
Bake in the oven for about 4-5 minutes or till their edges are golden. Basically, don’t go doing something else. These wafers bake very quickly!
While they are still warm, transfer them very carefully onto a rolling pin. Draping each wafer on the rolling pin to form that beautiful arch usually known to tuiles.
Leave for a couple of minutes to cool and voila, you’ve made yourself some delicious almond tuiles.
Don’t forget to share with your family and friends 🙂