Roasting chestnuts intensifies the sweet flavour with a hint of smokiness. The only problem is shelling the chestnuts, especially if you are roasting a large batch. I hit upon this idea when roasting a batch of garlic bulbs … de-shell the chestnuts and then roast them. Hot from the oven the papery skins are crisp and the chestnuts tender.
A venerable classic amongst savoury chestnut recipes is the chestnut loaf. This recipe was created almost by accident due to a few sun-dried tomatoes languishing in the fridge which needed rescuing and a patch of spinach in need of cropping.
I have tried a number of methods to cook and peel chestnuts with varying success. This is my method.
Absolutely delicious and very moreish, with the creamy custard-like texture and pastry-like edge of a standard quiche.
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Not only are these no-bake flapjacks super easy to make and deliciously moist, they are packed full of phytosterols and phytoestrogens. Give them a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Elderflower Cordial a little dissolving, blitzing, stirring, infusing and straining is all that’s needed to create your own elderflower cordial at a fraction of the price.