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edible ‘tiles’

tuiles dentelles

A thin crunchy biscuit, often made with almond flakes (tuiles aux amandes) or coconut, which you often get with creamy desserts. Some are curved before baking to resemble the Roman roof tiles.

almond tuiles

Very thin lacy ones (tuiles dentelles) can be savoury as well as sweet, and add that certain je ne sais quoi to a dish.

Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by chef theirry, La Sariette