In Europe, chestnuts have been cultivated for millennia, but in the last couple of centuries they simply went out of fashion – at some point, they were labeled “food for the poor.” Fortunately for us, in the last few years there’s been a resurgence in the popularity of chestnuts. And if you’ve bought fresh chestnuts lately, you know they’re no longer so inexpensive – in fact, quite the opposite!
But however pricey chestnuts have become, they’re worth every penny. Not only do they possess a unique earthy flavor, but they’re incredibly nutritious, low-fat and even gluten-free. They also happen to make the most flavorful flour you’ll ever taste, full of delicious malty notes.
Needless to say, using chestnut flour to make waffles is an enormous treat! These waffles turn out incredibly fragrant, filled with the richness of the chestnut flour and yet light as air – thanks to the beaten egg whites folded in right before you cook them. Topped with a mouthwatering blackberry-orange syrup, this recipe will make you look forward to getting out of bed and into your kitchen!
So here’s to the humble chestnut, which makes these waffles a memorable indulgence.
Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.