Coconut tuiles

Coconut tuiles

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(7 ratings)

Ready in 1¼ hours, plus cooling time

A challenge

Makes 24
An elegant finishing touch for your dinner party dessert, from Gordon Ramsay

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal55
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 85g icing sugar, sifted
  • 25g plain flour
  • 2 medium egg whites


  1. Melt the butter, then leave until cool, but still runny. Preheat the oven to fan 160C/ conventional 180C/gas 4 and line a baking sheet with non-stick silicone.

  2. Whizz the coconut in a food processor until finely ground, but not powdery. Whizz in the icing sugar and flour, then the egg whites followed by the cooled butter – you should have a smooth, slightly runny paste. Scoop this out into a bowl.

  3. Put a teaspoon of the mixture on the silicone and spread with the back of a dessertspoon into a neat thin 7cm round. Alternatively, place a round stencil on the silicone and scrape the mixture flat in the hole with a palette knife. Shape 3-4 at a time, leaving space between.

  4. Bake in batches for 7 minutes each, until pale golden around the edges. Remove and scrape off on to a wire rack to cool. To shape, press each one over a rolling pin as it cools.

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Elisabeth K
4th Apr, 2020
Nice recipe, and it became beautiful. I would use less sugar next time, though. Thanks for the recipe.
marmiteetponpon's picture
18th Mar, 2014
check this quick and delicious coconut balls recipe at marmite et ponpon
8th Oct, 2012
These tasted lovely but the mixture needs to be spread extremely thin to ensure they don't end up chewy (or in my case a little like card board as I must have made them too thick so popped them in the oven to crisp up!)
Oli Wilson-Nunn
9th May, 2010
Very nice, coconut-y and sweet!
8th May, 2010
Any idea how well these keep? Can they be made a day or so ahead?
30th Jan, 2008
Very moreish and go brilliantly with the pineapple compote!
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4th Jul, 2017
I used a disposable plastic cutting board and made 12 round cutouts for the tuille. It works perfectly on your sheet pan. This way you have 12 cookies at once. Makes it much faster.