Well if you don't, turn on Disney's Chip'n'Dale (the christmas episodes, of course!) and get some chestnuts roasting! You don't need an open fire, just a functional oven.
On another note, I started making some christmas decorations out of paper the other day. I made a long chain for a tree that have yet to be purchased and brought home, AND I made a sort of weaved christmas heart - the one in the photo!
I didn't realise that I had used the colours of the Scottish flag until after I snapped this photo actually. It used to be my dad who made these when I was little, as my mind couldn't comprehend how to create such a masterpiece, and my dad is quite good when it comes to nifty little crafty things like that!
So! I had never tasted a chestnut until last week, but they are really tasty! I found a way of doing roasting them somewhere online - it was a post on a thread, and so it's kind of difficult to find a link to it. Anyway, I'll stop rambling and give you the recipe straight away!
(Serving - as maaany as you like! These badboys are about 25 calories per nut)
- Place the nuts, flatside down, on a chopping board, and cut a cross on top of them with a knife. It doesn't matter if you cut the crosses a little deep, if anything, that'll just make them easier to peel!
- Pour some lightly salted water in a baking bowl (I used 60/30 cold water from the tap and boiling water from the kettle - don't think it'll make any difference though!), tip in the chestnuts and let them soak for about an hour.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, and place the chestnuts on a baking tray, with the flat side again facing down. Leave them to bake for about 15-20 minutes until they start cracking open.
- Now, when you've taken them out, peel them whilst they're still warm, as this is a whole lot easier! They should have a glazed yellowy colour to them.
*attempts tracking down her original source*
I FOUND IT!