Pistachio Tuiles

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Appears in
Shaun Hill's Cookery Book

By Shaun Hill

Published 1990

  • About

Tuiles are a fairly standard accompaniment to sorbet. The name comes from the saddle-like shape which is reminiscent of roof tiles in southern France. This Italian variation is also quite effective as a petit four.


  • 4 egg whites
  • 8 oz (225 g) caster sugar


  1. Lightly whisk the egg whites to loosen the texture.
  2. Whisk in the sugar, then mix in the melted butter followed by the flour.
  3. Oil a baking sheet and put a teaspoonful of the mixture on to it. Use the back of a fork to spread the mixture into a circle.
  4. Sprinkle some chopped pistachio nuts on top. Repeat until the mixture is used up. If your bakin