Castagnaccio

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Castagnaccio
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Description

Stippled with pinenuts and Vin Santo-soaked raisins and topped with rosemary and olive oil before baking, this chestnut flour cake is typical of the Tuscany, Piedmont, Liguria and Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy, and it's seen on the French island of Corsica. Savory and sweet at once, it comes out of the oven moist but firm. Serve it with fresh ricotta or pillows of whipped cream for some extra indulgence.

Ingredients

400 grams chestnut flour
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
70 grams pinenuts
70 grams raisins (soaked in warm water or Vin Santo wine)
rosemary
salt
warm water (as needed)

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 180C.
2Combine the flour with the water, stirring with a whisk until the mixture is a thick cream and without any lumps. Add the oil, a pinch of salt, pine nuts, and raisins, well drained from the soaking liquid and combine well. (Keep some pine nuts and raisins aside for later.)
3Generously grease the baking pan with the extra virgin olive oil. Pour the batter into the baking pan, it should be approximately 2 centimeters thick. Drizzle some oil, add the pine nuts and the raisins set aside earlier, and a generous amount of rosemary.
4Bake for approximately 45 minutes. The chestnut bread should not be too dry, but rather moist and brown in color.
5Remove the pan from the oven and serve warm with ricotta cheese or whipped cream.
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NutritionView more

420Calories
Sodium8%DV200mg
Fat60%DV39g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs6%DV17g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories420Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat39g60%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium200mg8%
Potassium270mg8%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat350
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate17g6%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars11g22%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.