Sweet & Spicy Roast Chestnuts
Large bag of fresh chestnuts
Large spoonful of butter
Large pinch of chili flakes
One teaspoon of Muscovado sugar
Half a teaspoon of sea salt flakes
Half a teaspoon of smoked paprika
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, or you can roast in a pan on an open fire if you have one which would be much more atmospheric!
To prepare the chestnuts score a cross on the top of each one with a sharp knife, this is very important as without doing this they will explode in the oven.
Pop on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Whilst still warm peel the chestnuts, they should come out of their shells quite happily!
Return peeled chestnuts to the baking tray and add the butter and spices, bake for a further 5 minutes. Shake the chestnuts in the buttery spices and serve hot with a tot of your fave tipple to get into the groove! Listening to Xmas songs is optional but recommended!