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Roasted Chestnuts…

Roasted Chestnuts

There is nothing like the smell of roasted chestnuts.

Here in Melbourne, Autumn and Winter harvests of chestnuts between March and July, welcome the change of season with this delicious and sweet delight. I bought these local chestnuts from the quaint historic country town of Bacchus Marsh

Roasted Chestnuts


500g chestnuts


Pre heat oven to 200°C.

Pierce the bottom of each chestnut with a sharp knife. Then, score the top (pointed part) with a cross to enable easy access to the flesh inside. This will also prevent chestnuts from exploding in the oven.

Bake for 2o minutes, depending on the size of the chestnuts.

Once the chestnuts have popped open and the inside is tender, remove them from the oven and wrap in a tea towel for a few minutes, allowing the shells and inner membrane to be easily peeled.

Enjoy straight from oven while warm.

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13 comments on “Roasted Chestnuts…

  1. Roasted chestnuts always remind me of Christmas long ago when we would go to London as a family and always get chestnuts. Lovely smell. Haven’t had them for years though, perhaps we need to rectify that at Christmas this year.

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  2. I learned to live chestnuts when I moved to NYC!

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  3. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten chestnuts. I must look out for them sometime when we’re travelling down south.

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  4. I love the scent of roasting chestnuts.. they always remind me of autumn in Warsaw 🙂

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  5. November flavours here. In a paper bag, from the hot chestnut man 🙂 🙂

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  6. How wonderful Lorelle. Roasted chestnuts will always remind me of my beautiful late mum. 🙏

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