The Chestnut Cake Castagnaccio Recipe

Castagnaccio is a flat cake made from chestnut flour. It’s a traditional dessert in the cuisines of Tuscany, Piedmont, and Liguria. Castagnaccio’s marvelous taste is made up by raisin, rosemary, pinole (pine nuts) and freshly ground chestnut flour with a characteristic flavor.

Ingredients for Castagnaccio

  • 0.8 lb chestnut flour
  • 3 glasses water
  • 0.1 lb pinole (pine nuts)
  • 0.1 lb raisins
  • a stalk of rosemary
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Ingredients for Castagnaccio

    Ingredients for Castagnaccio

Recipe for Castagnaccio

  1. Mix flour with water, salt, sugar and 4 tablespoons oil, the mixture should be smooth without lumps. Leave it stand for half hour.
  2. Put raisins in water for half hour.
  3. Pour 2 spoonfuls oil into a form and spread over the bottom, sprinkle half raisins and rosemary needles and pour the dough in.
  4. Sprinkle some more raisins, rosemary and nuts all over the top.
  5. Bake at 356 degrees for one hour.
  6. Chestnut Cake Castagnaccio

    Chestnut Cake Castagnaccio