Pops went on an adventure the other day to pick some chesnuts as he’s pretty sweet on my mama and these are her favorite nuts
These beautiful, glossy nuts live in these spiky burrs–they look like scary pokemons.
Pops did the hard part. He harvested and roasted these babies for us.
To prepare, he took a sharp paring knife and scored the underside (flat belly) and roasted them at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
To create the chestnut puree, take 2 cups of your roasted Chestnuts, 1/2 c Sugar, 2 c Water and bring it to a boil on low for another 25-30 minutes. Cool, blend (or blitz in a processor), and strain through a sieve
- 4 room temperature eggs
- 2 c sugar
- 1 c canola/veggie oil
- 2 c unbleached flour
- 2 ts baking soda
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp fine salt
- 2 c chestnut purée
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In your first bowl, blend together your eggs and sugar. Slowly pour in your Oil/Butter.
- In your second bowl, sift together all of your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
- In three separate additions, tip your second bowl into your first bowl to combine, taking care not to over mix.
- Lastly stir in your purée and splash in your vanilla.
- Bake in a well greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
Check out my friend, Choc Chip Uru (she’s a teen prodigy!) It’s where this yummy chestnut bread is hanging out.
I also have a fun giveaway to post…cookies, chocolate, and candy–oh my! All by the great makers of deliciousness at Newman’s Own Organics.
Super Dark Chocolate Bar 70% (my fave)
Rainforest Alliance certified, this bar is smooth and intense and 100% organic.
Chocolate Crème Newman-O’s (a billion times better than oreos)
Double chocolate action with crisp and buttery wafers, sandwiching velvety chocolate crème.
Christmas in your mouth and even the raisins are organic. Softly spiced and stuffed with real fruit, these bars are melt in your mouth (great for breakfast or dessert)!
Pomegranate Licorice Twists
I love the old-timey packaging and love the soft and tender pomegranate kissed twists even more.
I’ll be using a random generator to pick the winner of all these sweet treats, all you have to do is be subscribed to my new youtube channel, like my new facebook page and follow me on twitter. Don’t forget to leave your email address in the comments below.
Love and sweet holy moly,
Your Squishy Monster ^.~