sweet chestnuts

  1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Sweet Chestnut & Spinach Cannelloni

    So the cream cheese challenge. A bit of a problem when you're both dieting and watching your fat intake, particularly saturated fats. I used my Vitamix Blender for this, but if you're not dairy free, or don't have a suitable blender you could use so bought cream cheese. I had previously...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Mushroom, Shallot & Chestnut Parcels

    This is a dinner party or Christmas Day meal. It is pretty much totally based on this recipe on the Waitrose website, but it's not the original source for my version which I don't recall having sun-dried tomato paste but chopped sun-dried tomatoes in it. I think was a recipe from the BBC Good...
  3. Roasted Ripe Chestnuts

    Roasted Ripe Chestnuts

    Roasted Ripe Chestnuts
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  5. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Chestnut and Barley Soup

    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 Chestnut: 10...
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    Red Lentil and Chestnut Soup.jpeg

  7. Burt Blank

    Recipe Fruit and Chestnut Wellington

    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. Sprinkle with...
  8. Burt Blank

    Recipe Gluten Free Chestnut cake.

    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. Recipe Ingredients 225 g (approx 8 oz) dark chocolate 6...
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    Roasted Chestnuts.jpeg

  10. MrsDangermouse

    Need help....flavour combination with chestnuts?

    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...
  11. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Chestnut Crêpes with Ricotta & Persimmon Cream

    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 Eggs: 2 Icing sugar: 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted: as needed Dark chocolate: to taste A pinch of salt Method...
  12. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Chestnut Barley Soup

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 50 mins Barley: 100 g Vegetable broth: 1 l Chestnuts, boiled: 10 Potatoes: 1 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...
  13. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe How to Make Your Own Chestnut Flour

    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...
  14. Morning Glory


    Do you use them - do you have them where you live? How do you use them? I found these on a recent walk. Not the best - the squirrels got to them first:
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Mushroom and Chestnut Bourguignon

    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...
  16. Morning Glory

    Foraged Sweet Chestnuts

    These were bagged yesterday: Photographed today in natural light using Fuji FinePix camera (Pentax is out of action)! What to do with them, that's the question!
  17. C

    Recipe Viva!’s Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel

    What about Viva!’s Deluxe Chestnut, Port and Thyme Strudel A delicious Christmas roast - also suitable for any chilly-weather Sunday dinner! Ingredients: 1 packet puff pastry, defrosted 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely sliced 450g/1lb...
  18. C

    Recipe Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte

    Chestnut, spinach & blue cheese en croûte Ingredients 50g butter 500g pack leeks, thickly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 240g bag baby spinach 415g can chestnut purée 3 large eggs, plus 1 for glazing ½ nutmeg, finely grated 200g pack vacuum-packed whole cooked chestnuts, halved 85g...
  19. kgord

    Rasins, Chestnuts sausage or stuffing additives

    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?
  20. cupcakechef

    Recipe Kuri Kinton Recipe

    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...
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