Autumnal snacking!

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!