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Sunday sweets – Orange almond tuiles

Posted on: February 21st, 2010 by admin 3 Comments

Tuiles is tile in French which is what these crispy almond cookies look like. They are a really special sweet treat because of their delicate flavor, wonderful crunch and lovely shape.

tuile

  • 1/3 c plain flour
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar (icing/confectioners sugar)
  • 1/2 c slivered almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest (you can substitute any citrus here)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF) and grease or line a baking tray.

This recipe is greatly enhanced if you lightly toast your almonds first. (In a pan on in the oven.)

Sift the flour and sugar together and mix in the almonds. Add the egg whites to the flour and stir to combine (this seems a strange order- but it works!) Add the orange zest and the melted butter.

Spoon walnut size scoops of dough onto the baking tray about 2 or 3 inches apart and flatten with a fork just a little. Bake for 5 or 6 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and with tough fingers shape each warm cookie over a rolling pin and gently let them cool on a rack.

Makes about 16-18, recipe adapted from the Cookie Calendar (2010)

Song for this recipe: ‘Les Hiboux’- Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf Edith Piaf - The Very Best of Edith Piaf - Les Hiboux