Roasted Chestnuts

I have spoken about my love for roasted chestnuts before and was surprise to discover that many of you had never had them! My Mother always roasted our chestnuts at home and today I am going to share with you how she does it.

Once you try this I doubt you will ever get them from a vendor on the street.


Roasted Chestnuts


  • Chestnuts
  • Rock Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon


  1. Pre heat the over 200º
  2. Wash and dry the chestnuts and then cut a cross on each one
  3. Cover a roasting tin with rock salt
  4. Place the chestnuts over the salt with the cross facing up. Make sure all chestnuts are on the salt and not on top of each other.
  5. Dust the chestnuts freely with cinnamon and throw in another hand full of rock salt.
  6. Place the tray in the oven and roast for 35-45 min.


Hope you enjoy!

Love, P

Mummy in a Tutu

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  1. Never tired then at home but love them from the markets definatley going to give a try though looks so easy

  2. Wow super simple I’m definitely going to be making these at Christmas, can’t beat the smell of roasted chestnuts. My nan always used to make them but sadly never shared her secret recipe, so thank you for sharing yours #FoodieFriday

  3. I love roasted chestnuts but have done them myself. I also love cinnamon. We’re away this weekend but it sounds like the perfect way for me to recover from it all next week. Sofa, TV, hot roasted chestnuts, aaah, relax #stayclassymama

  4. Oh I can almost smell these but more than anything this post took me right back to being a child, maybe about 7 or 8. We’d just been to the Tate Gallery, my sister and I with my parents and right outside there was a guy roasting chestnuts. It was Christmas time. A perfect memory that I’d forgotten all about so thank you for letting me reminisce! #StayClassy

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