Saffron Lace Tuile

"Tuile is that food item that can make your dish look amazing, no-matter what the other components of your plate are. It is used by many professional Chefs around the world as an ultimate food decoration. And it is actually very easy to make, as long as you have the right equipment (non-stick pan in this case) and use correct proportions in your recipe (see below). In this recipe I’ve flavoured my Tuile with Saffron, but you can use any kind of flavouring in your Tuile, e.g. substitute Saffron tea with tomato juice, or beet juice. In these cases you will end up with Tuiles not only of different taste but also colour. The world is your oyster, explore and sharpen your culinary techniques! And yes, it is also totally vegan."
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 15

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  • 6 3/4 ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon saffron
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 1/3 ounce vegetable oil
  • 1 ounce flour


  • Step 1

    In a small sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and add in saffron and smoked paprika. Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Once steeped, strain through a mesh strainer, reserving liquid. With a wooden spoon, mix together the saffron tea with oil and flour.

  • Step 3

    Preheat a non-stick pan and add a 1/4 cup of saffron tuile mixture. Swirl until it reaches the edges of the pan. Cook for 30 seconds, flip and the cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from pan onto plate and allow to cool.

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