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Dessert recipes with chestnuts for a sweet autumn

There is no doubt that if there is an outstanding and characteristic food of autumn, of the different autumnal months, the  chestnut is con...

There is no doubt that if there is an outstanding and characteristic food of autumn, of the different autumnal months, the  chestnut is constituted as one of the most popular, together with other foods like for example could be the case of persimmon, mushrooms or the wonderful figs.

As you probably know,  chestnuts consist of the delicious and nutritious  chestnut fruit , a tree known scientifically as  Castanea sativa and belonging to the family of fagaceae, which is characterized by being native to temperate climates.

Dessert recipes with chestnuts for a sweet autumn

It is an easily distinguishable food, since the fruits can be found in the interior of a species of hedgehog, whose “pricks” tend to itch very much if we catch it with the fingers. Therefore, when we go to the field to collect chestnuts during the autumn months (a real feast for many Spanish families), it is customary to do so with the help of a wooden stick and shoes, since when treading the hedgehogs these tend to open and its ripe chestnuts scatter all over the land.

Chestnuts can be eaten raw, roasted or boiled and also in the form of sweet (as for example the traditional  brown glacĂ© , consisting of delicious candied or glazed chestnuts).

In fact, during the last cold months of autumn it is usual to find ourselves in the streets with tobacconists and shopkeepers who serve  roasted chestnuts , wrapped in paper or cardboardand we can enjoy a pleasant walk.

Precisely for chestnut lovers we have prepared a special with delicious  recipes with chestnuts , ideal to enjoy during these days. Do you dare to elaborate with us? Choose from your favorite. We hope you like them !.

Mashed chestnuts

The  chestnut puree becomes a simple recipe and very easy to elaborate, but extremely versatile, since it constitutes a basic recipe to prepare a wide variety of desserts. For example, it can be useful to make some chestnut trout, or a delicious cake.

Dessert recipes with chestnuts for a sweet autumn

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg. of chestnuts
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 1 sprig of cinnamon
  • 200 ml. milk
  • Water

Elaboration of chestnut puree:

  1. Wash the chestnuts well to remove their dirt. Then make a small cut in the smooth part of the chestnuts, put them in a large saucepan, cover with water and boil for at least 10 minutes. After this time turns off the fire, remove the water and when the chestnuts have cooled, remove the hard and fine skin until completely clean.
  2. Put the peeled chestnuts in another pan, cover with the milk, add the sugar and cinnamon sprig and bring to a boil, then leave to cook for 15 minutes.
  3. To finish, crush the chestnuts together with the milk, with the help of a blender. It is essential that the mash has a rather thick texture.
  4. Ready! You can now use the chestnut puree with your favorite autumn recipe.

Chestnuts in syrup

The  chestnuts in syrup are a delicious dessert that can develop during the season of chestnuts, in effect becoming one of the sweet preserves more characteristics and during the autumn days.

Dessert recipes with chestnuts for a sweet autumn

Ingredients:

  • 2 kg of chestnuts
  • 500 gr of sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod (optional)
  • Water

Elaboration of chestnuts in syrup:

  1. First wash the chestnuts well to remove dirt and dirt they may have. Then make a cut on the smooth side. Then put them in an ideal casserole to make jams, cover with water and cook for about 30 minutes.
  2. After this time, once cooked chestnuts, it is time to peel them. Be careful not to burn and do not break, peel them well and then store them. Filter the water from the baking, add the vanilla pod (optional)and heat the sugar over low heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Then it brings to a boiland when it reaches this point add the chestnuts. Tuck them for 10 more minutes.
  3. Lists! To finish you only have to reserve them in hermetically sealed glass jars and with the syrupand sterilize them for 30 minutes.

Chestnut trout

Although sweet potato or angel hair trout are better known  , it is true that during the autumn  , chestnut trout can also become a delicious dessert option. Find out how to make them.

Dessert recipes with chestnuts for a sweet autumn

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg. of chestnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of star aniseed
  • 1 sprig of cinnamon
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 200 ml. milk
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pack of wafers (ideal for dumplings)
  • Sugar glas (optional)

Elaboration of chestnut trout:

  1. Wash the chestnuts well, make a cut in the smooth part and put them in a casserole or pan, cover with water and cook for about 30 minutes. Then remove the skin from the chestnuts little by little, both the hard part and the skin thin, remaining completely clean.
  2. Put the peeled chestnuts in a saucepan, cover with the milk, add the cinnamon sprig and bring to a boil, simmering for 15 minutes. After this time, once the chestnuts have been cooked, crush them together with the milk with the aid of a blender. You should get a thick texture. With this we have already prepared our chestnut puree.
  3. Open each wafer carefully, moisten a little its interior with a little water and fill one by one with the chestnut puree, avoiding to fill them too much so that you can close them well without the filling goes out. When you have filled them, close them with the help of a fork.
  4. Put olive oil in a frying pan and when the oil is very hot fry the chestnut trout, gilding it well on both sides. To finish, put absorbent paper in a dish to drain the oil of the trouts once fried. Lists!

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