Squid Ink Tuiles
Want to know how to make those super cool squid ink coral/ lace tuiles? They're easier than you might think. All it takes is flour, water, oil and squid ink. That and a little patience to and you'll get this beautiful modernist cuisine style garnish.
- 90 g water
- 10 g flour
- 1 tsp squid ink
- 30 g oil
Get the 10 grams of all purpose flour, 90 grams of water, and 5 gams of squid ink and mix this all together until smooth. Then add in 30 grams of a neutral oil with a high smoke point to the batter.
Get a small non stick frying pan on medium high heat and use a touch of oil to lightly grease the surface. You’ll want to get everything set up before you start cooking so line a tray with some parchment paper and get a small spatula ready to remove the tile from the pan once cooked.
Using a ladle, spoon the batter into the pan. Stand back a bit because it will splatter everywhere. Let the batter cook until the bubbling almost completely stops and the surface of the tile started to look matte. Then using your spatula, gently lift the tile out of the pan and place it onto the paper towel lined tray. And repeat.
These can take a couple of tries to get right so don’t get discouraged if the first couple aren’t perfect. One thing to note, you can see here how some have bigger holes and I’ve made one here where the holes are smaller, this has to do with the amount of moisture in the batter. Depending on your flour and how it absorbs hydration you might have to add more flour if you want the holes smaller and you want a more open light texture then just add a touch of water.