Colavita is merrier than ever with the addition of our new resident sweet tooth, Jessie Oleson Moore! Jessie Oleson Moore boasts an unusual collection of talents: she is a baker, writer, and illustrator. She has written, illustrated, and developed recipes for two dessert cookbooks, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats For A Sugar-Filled Life and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods. Her unique work can be viewed through her award-winning website CakeSpy.com, which combines her writing, a plethora of unicorn illustrations, and recipes.
We befriended Jessie after a deep and sweet conversation, expressing to her how Colavita loves sweet treats and desserts, but that our goal is to make them the healthiest* way possible. So for the holidays, she rolled up her sleeves and got a bit dusty and slick with confectioners’ sugar and our Colavita Limonolio Extra-Virgin Olive Oil to create a healthy but delectable indulgence: Lemon Olive Oil Pistachio Tuiles.
Here’s Jessie’s story on our Tuiles:
First things first: how do you say the name of this cookie? Tuile rhymes with “wheel”, and ideally should be uttered in your Frenchiest accent. “Tuile” comes from the French word for “tile”; allegedly, the cookies’ resemblance to a particular type of roof tile are said to have inspired the name. While that particular connection may be a bit tenuous, the cookies are a sophisticated delight, lightly crunchy and bursting with flavor.
Made with Colavita’s Limonolio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which contains fresh lemon, the crunchy cookies deliver a pleasing zing to the flavor which is sublimely rounded out by lightly salty pistachios. For a simple presentation, dust them with confectioners’ sugar, or if you’re in the mood to gild the lily, dip or drizzle your “tiles” in decadent Perugina chocolate.
Without Perugina Chocolate
With Perugina Chocolate
*Always consult your physician and/or nutritionist for your specific health needs