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Chestnuts....how do you cook yours?

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AmberLeaf Thu 13-Oct-11 19:13:49

I dont have one of those 'burning bin' thingies, so How can I get them roasted?

I think I read somewhere that a disposable BBQ is good, but I dont have one of those either!

SilentBob Thu 13-Oct-11 19:17:36

Crosses in the bottom of them and into the oven. Mmmmmm chestnuts!

bigTillyMint Thu 13-Oct-11 19:45:30

Mmmmmm chestnuts! That's what I do too Bob smile

AmberLeaf Thu 13-Oct-11 19:50:22

Ive got a gas oven, what temp should I do them on and for how long?

Yes Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 14-Oct-11 08:16:02

Go for a high-ish heat... Gas 7... cut a slot in the skin and bake for about 15 minutes on a tray. You'll know when they're ready because they will smell 'done' and the fllesh will be soft/fluffy and come away from the skin quite easily. Discard any that are discoloured or have a hole in them.

AmberLeaf Fri 14-Oct-11 13:34:07

Thank you Cogito

Gonna do them later!

topsi Sun 16-Oct-11 17:12:21

bar r q even last year in the snow, it is good fun and keeps DS and DH busy for a while

AmberLeaf Sun 16-Oct-11 18:03:52

I did them today and it was a disaster!

Ill do them on the BBQ next time I think.

fastweb Sun 16-Oct-11 18:12:16

In the hole ridden pan than clutters up my kitchen the rest of the year.

I cook them in the loosest sense of the word, more like burn them.

Stupid pan.

Jdore Sun 16-Oct-11 18:14:10

I'm afraid I cheat and buy frozen ones for stuffings and do them on the hob. For roasted ones I buy them from the man outside the cake shop.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 17-Oct-11 07:19:51

Why was it a disaster?

AmberLeaf Mon 17-Oct-11 12:59:43

Well......They didnt look right after 20 mins so I left them in for another 10, a few of them were too burnt [ie rock hard] and the ones that werent were strange in texture, sort of spongey and they looked a bit grey?

Im wondering if they were not very good chestnuts, but Im willing to accept im just a crap chestnut cooker!

DreamsOfScream Mon 17-Oct-11 13:02:05

on a shovel in the fire box of a steam engine, but I realise that my not be helpful grin

AmberLeaf Mon 17-Oct-11 13:04:38

grin well, currently there seems to be as much chance of that as there is of me managing to cook them successfully so...thanks!

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 17-Oct-11 14:42:59

Try a fresh batch. Spongey and grey usually means 'old'. And they would be burnt (or dried out at least) after half an hour. Don't give up.

AmberLeaf Mon 17-Oct-11 19:00:34

Ok maybe there's hope then, I'll get some more this week.

Wil report back!

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 17-Oct-11 23:34:30

Inspired by this thread I cooked some this evening smile They were quite small so were done after 10 mins rather than 15. When done, the cut you've made in the top opens up and peels back a little.

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