Chestnut Holiday Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread

By Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky

Published 2015

  • About

Through much of Europe, especially in antiquity, chestnuts were an important source of starch and protein before the introduction of wheat and, later, potatoes. This is not the cheapest bread in the book, simply because a can or jar of peeled chestnuts costs more than typical baking ingredients. However, you might find it a bit of a pain to roast and peel chestnuts. (I definitely do.) If you purchase peeled chestnuts, it becomes a simple dump and stir process.

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