Tuesdays with Dorie: Translucent Maple Tuiles

Tuesday, December 7



During visits to relatives in Avignon as a child, if I'd had even the slightest inkling that their rooftop tiles inspired these cookies, I would have been climbing up the walls like a monkey and clinging to the eaves like a famished koala bear (you should see the way I've learned to scamper up my mom's high-shelved farmers cabinets in search of a rogue tart pan.)

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Hindy, of Bubie's Little Baker. And what a lovely selection it was! The name of these delicate cookies was inspired by the tiles which line the rooftops of homes in Provence.



These cookies were easy to put together, but a bit fussy to bake. They're basically made with maple syrup, butter, and sugar, with just enough flour to make sure that everyone is getting along. The difficult part, aside from resisting the urge to eat all the dough, is removing them from the cookie sheets. It took me a few tries to master the technique. You kind of have to use a festina lente approach, and scoop/scrape in a swiftly gentle motion while the cookies are still warm from the oven. The cookies bake up so beautifully, each with a honeycomb design, that even those that didn't make it off the sheet in one piece are gorgeous enough to serve proudly.



For the recipe, please visit Bubie's Little Baker.

13 comments:

  1. What beautiful cookies - or "tiles". :)You really captured their lacy quality! I love the gentle curve you've given them - very striking!

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  2. Valerie, your tuiles are perfectly delicate. You can obviously scale any heights, even the Bering Sea.
    Thanks so much for baking along with me this week.

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  3. You did great, good color & great shape. Bravo

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  4. Hey Valerie, I've never had a tuile cookies before. Yours do look very golden and buttery though, so I'd be happy to partake!
    Oh, and I can scale a counter too-learned that trick when I was a wee witch;)

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  5. Your tuiles are so gorgeous. They look almost too beautiful to eat. (Of course that hasn't stopped me yet!)

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  6. Beautiful! You really captured the texture of the tuiles in your photos. I now have a very funny picture in my mind of you scaling French building to lick the tiles.
    :)
    yes, you're right that we shouldn't bake together, in case of disaster, but the f/v Northwestern kitchen is too small for the two of us anyway.

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  7. These look beautiful. They remind me of lacy cookies which I love, but can't find outside of NYC. :( I don't think I have the gentle touch needed to make these cookies. Great job!

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  8. Those are perfect. Beautiful color and shape. Loved making these. And tasty too.

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  9. i have a good picture of you in my mind scaling shelves and french rooftops! lovely, lacy tuiles!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos and tulles. They are clearly very special... tiles, eh? hm... what program do you use to write on your photos... it is just so lovely.
    :)
    Valerie

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  11. Hi, Valerie :)
    I'm addicted to Picnik. They have some unique fonts that are fun to play around with, Plus they can sharpen up some not-too-clear, photos.

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  12. Haha I could just imagine you climbing walls! Those tuiles look perfect, I've always wanted to make them :)

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Happy Baking!
♥ Valerie

 

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