One of the simplest desserts made from the chestnut flour are "frittelle di castagne" which reminds of autumn. These popular fried treats are prepared throughout the Italy.
Frittelle are so easy to prepare by using only a few ingredients and turning them into a sweet dessert. The chestnut flour is widely used in the mountainous parts of Central and Northern Italy for preparation of a variety of food from cakes, cookies, polenta, pasta, gnocchi and many others. The chestnut flour is gluten-free making these fritters ideal gluten-free dessert.
Our simple recipe will show you how to easily prepare frittelle in just one bowl. Orange zest and orange juice both give fritters a refreshing burst of flavours. The buttery flavour and softly crunchy texture of pine nuts make them perfect addition to these fritters.
The best chestnut flour can be purchased from local Italian producers or from specialty food stores. If you can't find the chestnut flour at your local food store you can order it easily online. Be sure to sift the chestnut flour before mixing with water to get rid of lumps.
These soft fritters can be eaten on their own or with a fresh ricotta cheese flavoured with a dash of liqueur of your wish.