Roast chestnuts

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These make a delicious hot or cold snack, especially at Christmas. They are also a useful ingredient for stuffing recipes.


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Mise en place


  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6), [fan oven 180° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  • Cut a slit in every chestnut. This prevents them exploding and making a mess of the oven


  • Grill on a tray for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning now and then


  • Roast in the oven for 30 minutes
  • Allow to cool so they can be handled


  • Peel both layers of skin off, taking care to remove all of the inner layer as it can be rather bitter.
  • Eat as they are, with a little salt or use as directed in your recipe.

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