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Chestnut Flour & Fig recipe

Michaelw's picture

Chestnut Flour & Fig recipe


I was on holiday in France last week and the local baker does a daily special depending on how he feels and what he has available.

One day he produced a small loaf made with Chestnut Flour and Figs. He had snipped the top with scissors so that the spikes stood up. Would have a picture but didnt have my camera and it didnt last long anyway. I thought I could pick up a recipe back in UK off the internet but so far not found one with the combination of Chestnut Flour and Figs.

I am trying to pull a recipe together and the best I can come up with is PRs Celebration Bread recipe with a 20% substitution for Chestnut Flour plus figs.

Anyone already done this and care to share?



thomaschacon75's picture

Fresh figs or dried figs?

Steadam2011's picture

Fig and Walnut Pasta with Gorgonzola

1 cup (5 oz.) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Calimyrna or Mission Figs
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, sliced
8 ounces vermicelli or linguine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄2 cup chopped Diamond Walnuts
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 cups (6 oz.) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Remove fig stems and coarsely chop; set aside. Heat butter in large skillet. Add onion and sauté over medium-high heat 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Meanwhile prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain; toss with olive oil and set aside. Stir figs, walnuts and salt into onions; cook 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola and toss gently. Serve immediately.

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freerk's picture

In French there are some recipes around. Check it out and see which one tickles your fancy. I can help you translate your first choice, if necessary.

there is even a flour mix with figs and hazelnuts in it!

and this one looks more or less like what you describe, but does have spelt flour in it as well: