Organic Chestnut Flour (500g) (411)
Our chestnuts are sourced directly from a small hill farmer, Patrice Duplan, who gathers them from the hills in the Ardeche region of Southern France.
Chestnut flour is a beautiful flour to work with and lends itself to a variety of uses both sweet and savoury.
Sourced from France or Italy it is only available seasonally and is perfect for autumn and winter baking. Delicious in bread, it produces quite a dense crumb which allows it to be sliced very thinly like Melba toast which, when well-toasted and served with a melted Vacherin baked in its box, or served with a fondue is absolutely stunning. It can also be used in a sourdough starter, pancakes, sponge cakes and dumplings.
Here’s what Richard Bertinet, Master Baker, says about our Chestnut Flour:
“Chestnut flour gives a great flavour to your bread which you can enhance by incorporating some whole cooked chestnuts. It also has a rich, dark brown colour, which looks dramatic if you flour the tops of your loaves well, giving a lovely contrast of chocolate brown and white when the crusts burst."
Please note: This flour is made purely from chestnuts and will not, on its own, make a loaf, for which it needs to be mixed with a good bread flour. For recipes search for "Ideas for Chestnut Flour" in the search box.
NB: Only seasonally available and in VERY short supply. Hence the price - £3/500g or £6/kg.
In 500g bags only. NB £6/kg