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Offline banditpony

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chestnuts!
« on: October 06, 2018, 10:50:28 PM »
 :lol: So my new house has chestnut trees, and I love chestnuts!

I have like ~5 gallons of them (with more falling from the trees daily). However. I was reading how they don't keep AT ALL. I'm so bummed.

Sooo... besides roasting (which I love  :drool: ) What else can I do with them?

Does anyone have some good recipes?
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Re: chestnuts!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 03:02:36 AM »
Not much personal experience, but I'm fairly sure they can be dried and used for flour?  We collected a handful, peeled them and left them on the kitchen counter, and they're now hard as a rock.  IIRC one got a mushy spot and got tossed, but the rest seem fine.  Using an oven to speed drying probably would have been smarter, but it was more of a curiosity thing.

Chestnuts don't have any gluten, so you'd have to add that or use them for recipes that don't require it.
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Re: chestnuts!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 12:11:09 PM »
I don't have the right equipment to make flour unfortunately.

I can't imagine flour being able to keep, when the nut won't keep?

ETA: o.o you peeled them but didn't cook them??
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Re: chestnuts!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 08:17:48 PM »
Yeah, we just left them out on the table.  They turned into rocks. Low humidity I guess?
Chestnuts spoil fast because of their high water content presumably, so taking out the water makes them much more shelf-stable.
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Re: chestnuts!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 09:46:06 PM »
Check out this link for chestnut flour: https://www.backyardforager.com/chestnut-flour-easy-make/

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Re: chestnuts!
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 12:35:43 AM »
Check out this link for chestnut flour: https://www.backyardforager.com/chestnut-flour-easy-make/



^_^; Thanks, but as I mentioned I don't have the equipment for making flour. I need a $100 dry grains container for the vitamix. No coffee grinder or spice grinder in this house.

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So far I figure I will try a dish where I simmer them with butter and cilantro.
And two kinds of Japanese rice/chestnut dishes. (One normal rice, one sticky rice)
I wanna try to make that paste that goes on mont blancs and do lil cupcakes.
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