Wednesday, April 6, 2011

How to make a Cheese Tuiles

These are so EASY and so yummy…I warn you to make a bunch!  I use them as a tasty garnish but we also like to eat them like a cracker or crisp. I also serve them with dips or appetizers.
It is best to use a silicone baking mat, but if you don’t have one use parchment paper (found in the baking aisle of the grocery store)
Pre-heat your oven to 375.  Line your cookie sheet with either the silicone mat or the parchment…DO NOT do this on a bare pan.  Grate some pecorino romano cheese into a bowl…you will need a lot depending on how many you want to make.  I figure for a small tuile, about ¼ cup of cheese each.
Place a heaping scoop of cheese about 3 inches apart of the mat/parchment. At this point if you want you can season your tuile with pepper, paprika, or whatever spice suits you or your dish..we like them plain at our house.  Bake about 5 – 7 minutes (watch them carefully) until they are golden lacy delicious discs.   Remove pan from oven and after waiting a second or two carefully lift discs from the cookie sheet. Here is the cool part…if you are speedy you can shape these into wahtever you want while they are hot. I often drape them over the bottom of a  small glass to make then cup shaped, or over a small rolling pin or spoon handle to make a taco shape…they can be twisted or bent or just left flat.
I also make these with other cheeses…some shape better than others and some cheeses get a little oily this way but experiment and let me know what your favorite cheese tuile is!
Try these…they are great….and they are GLUTEN FREE!!! Use them as a tasty cracker or crumble them over a salad…so good!

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