This authentic Tuscan chestnut bread recipe, castagnaccio--not exactly bread and not sweet enough to be considered cake--is in a category by itself. Serve this Italian delicacy on a cheese platter or as part of an antipasti spread.
Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days; reheat in a low oven, if desired.
Chestnut flour--literally ground dried chestnuts--is a naturally gluten-free flour with a slightly sweet, smoky flavor. Try it in place of some of the all-purpose flour in savory breads or pancakes and/or as part of a gluten-free flour blend. Look for it at an Italian grocer, in some natural-foods markets or online at amazon.com.
Sift on parchment: Sifting into a bowl can be awkward. Instead, sift your dry ingredients onto a large piece of parchment paper and then lift the paper to pour them into the bowl.
Serving Size: 1 slice
204 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 26.6g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 13.4g; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 9.6IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 9.4mcg; calcium 25mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 20.4mg; potassium 135.7mg; sodium 8.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.