Author Notes: In search of something to top off my key lime pudding this is what I came up with. At first I thought that I would make a conventional graham cracker. But after I could not find graham flour in my area, I decided to experiment with chestnut flour. My results may look very primitive, but they are awfully tasty! As drbabs suggests, these could be even be mistaken for bacon at first glance. The chestnut flour and subtle maple flavor just became my newest craving. —Sagegreen
ounces chestnut flour, sifted (use 2-3 tbl. less for thinner, more elegant tuile)
cup organic cane sugar
teaspoons maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
tablespoons melted unsalted butter
egg whites, beaten fluffy
teaspoon Meyer's lemon zest, optional
olive oil spray for parchment
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt, maple syrup, and butter together.
- Whisk in the fluffy egg whites. Add optional zest. Let the batter sit for about an hour.
- Oil 2 sheets of parchment paper placed upon baking sheets.
- On each baking sheet create 6 strips of the batter by spooning it out evenly and thinly, leaving 2 inches between each strip.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- While still warm wrap each strip around a 2 inch diameter dowel or glass bottle. If you prefer, you could make miniature tuiles by creating 24 narrow strips then wrapping them around a 1 inch diameter dowel or glass probably following about an 8 minute baking time.