We are a big fans of chestnuts and can't wait autumn to come to enjoy these sweet delicacy. We adore the smell and taste of those roasted chestnuts but also like other delicacies made of them.
Sweet and delicate chestnut flour is used to make interesting cakes such as castagnaccio, tender gnocchi or even pancakes called necci. During October in Italy there have been many chestnut festivals (Sagre della castagne) on which you can find stalls with necci prepared in traditional way - between two flat iron pans.
You don't have to visit one of these festivals to taste these tasty pancakes. You can easily prepare them at home and enjoy their rich and sweet taste.
For preparing this delicacy you will need a chestnut flour which can be found in many food shops across Italy. This sweet gluten-free flour is produced mostly in mountain area of Tuscany where small producers have their own mills for grounding dried chestnuts.
Necci pancakes are traditionally filled with ricotta cheese goes well also with any other filling such as chocolate spread, fruit jams etc.