Chestnut Flour
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Chestnut Flour From Barry Farm Foods Online Store

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List of Ingredients

Chestnuts

 

 It's hard to believe that you can make a remarkably sweet flour from a nut.   A "real" nut or ordinary tree nut has 45-55% fat content.  Chestnut flour is more like 1% fat.  

A "real" nut is low in carbohydrates ,whereas, chestnut flour is about 78% carbohydrates.  For years it's been referred to as the grain that grows on trees. 

In Tuscany the Italians have gathered chestnuts for centuries, dried them and made flour and It's still a staple in the diets of many.  Recipes for its use are renowned and plentiful.  It's amazing that Americans are only now beginning to realize the value of this food.

For those who are sensitive to or allergic to wheat it offers a wonderful alternative.  Because it is gluten free it's perfect for those with Celiac Disease.  Describing it as sweet seems odd, but chestnut flour is truly sweet and mellow and imparts a most unusual and welcome flavor to everything in which it is used. 

Chestnut flour can be substituted for some of the wheat flour in recipes for baked goods.

Known for use in desserts and other gourmet treats, this flour also works wonderfully in the decadent little recipe below.  And its gluten free as well.

DECADENT BLUEBERRY SCONES

1 c. chestnut flour *
1 c. sorghum flour *
1/2 c arrowroot powder *
3 1/2 t. baking soda *
4 T. cane juice crystals *
1/2 t. sea salt *
1 t. Vanilla Crystals *
5 T. unsalted butter, cold
2 large eggs
2/3 c heavy cream
2/3 c dried blueberries *

Thoroughly blend together the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender until thoroughly mixed.

Whisk together eggs and cream and stir in the blueberries.

Stir wet ingredients into dry mixture and stir until just blended.

Place dough onto pastry board and pat until 3/4" thick.  

Cut into 2" circles. 

Bake in preheated oven at 425F for 15-20 minutes.

*These items are available at www.barryfarm.com

NutritionFacts

Amount per serving:
100 grams
Calories 371
Calories from fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.67g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%
Cholesterol <1mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total
Carbohydrate 78g
26%
Dietary Fiber 9.2g 37%
Protein 6.55g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
8.9% of calories from Fat
84% from Carbohydrates
7.1% from Protein