Tuesdays With Dorie – Translucent Maple Tuiles

by Jessica on December 7, 2010

Translucent Maple Tuiles

Tuiles have always fascinated me. Like a butterfly’s wings, they’re beautiful, but incredibly thin and fragile. How in the heck could (or would) I ever make them? Well, my chance came this week… in the form of Dorie’s infamous tuiles. Seriously, the photo in her book is gorgeous. Mine definitely didn’t measure up to those beauties.

After reading the recipe and browsing the posts on the P&Q, I made the dough ahead of time to where I could just take it out and bake ‘em up whenever I had a few minutes to spare. So, on Sunday (after my return from the Man Cave) I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper and got to work. The dough “melted” very quickly, and by the time I had six ready to go, my hands were completely covered in sticky dough. After a little hand-washing, the tuiles went into the oven and I stood there, enthralled with how they transformed in such a short amount of time. In the end, I decided to leave mine flat. They ended up really greasy on the bottom, but were delicious… and that wonderful maple smell carried throughout the entire house!

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Thanks to Hindy of Bubie’s Little Baker for serving as this week’s hostess. If you’re looking for the recipe, click on over to her blog… and if you’d like to see all the other Tuiles floating around the web, check the list of TWD bakers here!

Translucent Maple Tuiles (pgs. 173-175)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Translucent Maple Tuiles 3

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Clivia December 7, 2010 at 4:50 am

Sweet and simple – Jessica, you’ve beautifully conquered this cookie! Thanks so much for baking along with me this week.

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2 ellie December 7, 2010 at 8:12 am

These cookies look amazing – perfect!

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3 flourchild December 7, 2010 at 8:50 am

Wow they look great!! Im happy you enjoyed this recipe, I did!

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4 Spike December 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

yours look so cool! very translucent!!

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5 steph (whisk/apoon) December 7, 2010 at 10:14 am

so delicate, and totally translucent!

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6 mike December 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Now THOSE are translucent! Weren’t those just the neatest things – like a science experiment. :) Yours are extremely lacy-looking – beautiful!

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7 Tia December 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

those are PERFECTION.

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8 Valerie December 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

You’re right, these do look like butterfly’s wings! Especially when they’re flat and proudly displaying their pattern. Great work! :-)

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9 Tracey December 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

What’s your secret Jessica?? Your tuiles are gorgeous!

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10 Mary December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

These are gorgeous! I love how they are truly translucent. Mine were full of holes, but there’s no way I’m trying them again!
:)

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11 Margaret December 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

That last tuile is so beautifully transparent. These were almost to easy to be so good and so elegant.

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12 Katrina December 8, 2010 at 12:23 am

Wow, your tuiles definitely win for most translucent. Makes me want to try again.

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13 Judy December 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Beautiful tuiles! Definitely the most translucent I’ve seen.

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14 Amber Marie December 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm

These look great! So pretty!

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