Chestnut flour pancakes with ricotta & honey


Preparation info
  • Makes


    large pancakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

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These incredibly simple chestnut flour pancakes are from the mountainous parts of Tuscany and Emilia, and are so rustic that they remained hidden and forgotten in those mountains for many decades. But now you can find them in the local markets in Tuscany, mostly in autumn.

Chestnut flour, now considered a refined and ‘special’ ingredient, was once dubbed pane dei poveri, the bread of the poor. These pancakes were used as bread for sausages, pancetta, stracchino cheese or rico