desserts

Castagnaccio

The chestnut pie it's a simple Tuscan dish. My grandma would cook this recipe in autumn when chestnuts start to fall.
It's great alone but it's usually served with ricotta cheese and blackberry jam but any soft cheese and Nutella will do too.

Time: 35m

Ingredients:
500gr chestnut flour
2 glasses of water
pine nuts
rosemary
olive oil
walnuts (optional)
raisins (optional)

Method:
Heat the oven at 180°C.

Mix the chestnut flour with water and a tablespoon of olive oil till becomes creamy.

Lay the mix in a 25cm backing tray. Once in it should be no more than one cm high.

Add rosemary, pine nuts (raisins and walnuts optional) on the top.

Leave in the oven for 30 minutes. Brush some oil on the top when the pie starts cracking.