What Is Feuilletine?
Usually only seen in the professional kitchen, feuilletine (foo-ye-teen, more-or-less, from the French “feuille,” meaning “leaves”) tastes like crispy, thin little shards of sugar cone. You can mix it in to mousses to add some crunch.
Feuilletine is made of crushed crêpes Dentelle. I had never heard of crêpe Dentelles before until someone emailed to ask me if I could make a video to show how to make it. So, I did some research, made a few errors–which are on the video–and finally came up with a reasonable facsimile of Crepes Dentelles. Here’s the video to prove it.
They are extremely delicate, so I figure some enterprising Crêpe Dentelle maker decided to create a product utilizing broken, crispy crepes, and feuilletine was born.
If you’ve never seen or had Crepe Dentelle before, you can pick some up for yourself if you’d like. They’re lovely, pre-broken feuilletine!
Here is a video that shows how real crepe dentelle are made. Of course, if I had seen this before I went blindly muddling around, it would have saved me a ton of trouble! Spoiler: the secret is using a really thin batter, which makes total sense.
Stella Parks from Brave Tart also has a great recipe for feuilletine on her site.
What Can I Use Feuilletine For?
Mix into ganache and use for truffle centers. Sprinkle it onto cake fillings between the layers. One of the keenest (?) uses is to mix it in to tempered chocolate to just barely coat it, spread it out thinly on silpat, let cool, then break up and use like crispy chocolate tuiles. Oh, my.
I Don’t Want to Mess with Making Feuilletine. Where Can I Buy It?
Here are some buying options for you (affiliate links):
Click the photo below to purchase 5.5 pounds–this is a big box. This stuff is light! Made by Cocoa Barry.
Click this photo to order a 4.4 pound box. Made by DGF.
You can also click below to order 11 oz. It is probably more cost effective to buy a larger container, but if you don’t need much and don’t plan on using it again, this gives you about 3 cups’ worth.
And there you have it, a feuilletine primer giving you the power to make it or buy it, whichever you wish.
Thanks so much for spending some time here today. Take care, and have a lovely day.