Comfort food. This hearthy soup is just perfect for winter season. This ancient soup comes from the Aosta Valley, a region in the North of Italy and as well as the smallest one.
Serves: 2 | Preparation: 20 mins | Cooking : 80 mins
Pearl Barley: 100 g
Vegetable broth: 1 l
Roast chestnuts for 10/15 mins, peel and boil till tender. Blitz with sugar.
Roll out Puff Pastry and cover with ground chestnuts
Peel and grate apples, squeeze out juice and cover the ground chestnuts, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Peel and slice pears, layer on top of apples.
The chestnut season is starting here. The roast chestnut vendors appear on the street in November. We both love chestnuts. This weekend we will collaborate to make this. NB the gluten free bit has not relevance to us but it may help some.
225 g (approx 8 oz) dark chocolate
I need to pick the collective CookingBites brain.....
I've got family coming over on Friday but I'm not sure when they'll be arriving so I something I can prepare ahead of time and then just take it out of the fridge and stick in the oven whilst we get on with the more important activity of...
Makes: 5 to 6 crêpes | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 12 mins
Ricotta: 350 g
Chestnut flour: 150 g
Whole milk: 250 ml
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 9 ml
Persimmons, ripe: 2
Icing sugar: 1 tbsp
Butter, unsalted: as needed
Dark chocolate: to taste
A pinch of salt
Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 50 mins
Barley: 100 g
Vegetable broth: 1 l
Chestnuts, boiled: 10
Onions, white: 1
Bay leaf: 1 leaf
Rosemary: 1 sprig
Butter, unsalted: 1 tsp
Nutmeg: ½ tsp
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): to taste
Salt and pepper: to taste...
The small drawback of chestnut flour is that it’s relatively expensive; but chestnuts, with their high caloric content, have been in the past an important part of the meal for many communities living in mountainous regions. It’s possible to grind one’s own chestnut flour at home. Chestnuts were...
This is the perfect dish for Autumn and you aren’t even going to notice you are eating vegan. I made this dish up as I went along, tasting and adjusting to extract maximum flavour. I suspect the brandy might be quite important in that respect! If you aren’t concerned about making it vegan you...
Viva!’s Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel
A delicious Christmas roast - also suitable for any chilly-weather Sunday dinner!
1 packet puff pastry, defrosted
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
I am usually a purist and only put spices in my stuffing, however I have heard of all of these being added, and have tried different stuffing types. I have also heard of using oysters in stuffing. What do you add to your stuffing, or are you a a purist?
On the topic of seasonal foods, one delicious fall recipe that I learned living here is Kuri Kinton, which is candied chestnuts and sweet potato. It's pretty famous in Japan and since everything is in season right now here it's a great time to try it.
Here's the recipe - it might be hard to...
Another recipe that caught my attention this morning is this one. http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/vegan-mushroom-chestnut-pithivier-recipe It is mushroom and sweet chestnut time here (well almost on the sweet chestnuts)... and this recipe calls for both of them :D You could easily add...
I love eating chestnuts during fall/winter because it's such a quintessential part of Asian seasonal food. Though the recipe calls for Japanese short grain rice...I substitute with Calrose since it's sweet and more commonly available in the states...
2 1/4 cup of Calrose