Just a quick post to share a seasonal snack. I spent a lovely evening snuggled up with my husband watching a film, drinking scotch and munching on roasted chestnuts hot from the oven. I really wish I had an open fire…
Oven-roasted chestnuts are incredibly easy to make and taste wonderful; slightly sweet with a beautiful smell. Ideal witha sprinkling of salt.
Make as many as you want plus some extra in case any are bad.
Try to choose firm, heavy chestnuts. Soft ones are likely to be off.
Heat your oven to 220°C.
Put the chestnuts flat side down on a tea cloth and cut a cross in the shell. Don’t worry if you cut into the nut, this will amke it wasier to peel.
Arrange the chestnuts on a baking sheet cut side up and roast for 20mins.
Peel while warm and spinkle over some sea salt.