Good morning everyone!
Today I propose you a typical Italian cake, from Tuscan tradition, made with chestnut flour. I like this cake because it's vegan and natural, it does not require neither eggs, nor much sugar as the taste of chestnut flour is slightly sweet. It is also wonderfully simple and tasty, as the things that I like, with just few natural ingredients.
Ingredients for a cake from about 20 cm:
250 gr of chestnut flour
water (I used about 300 grams)
50 gr of raisins
50 gr of pine nuts
50 gr of chopped walnutsg
rated rind of one orange
3 tablespoons olive oil
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Soak the raisins in water.
Pour the flour into a bowl. Add the grated rind of orange and the oil. Add slowly the water while you mix well till you obtain a batter; the mixture should fall by the spoon but should not be too liquid. Drain the raisins and add to other ingredients. Add 1/3 of pine nuts and walnuts.
Pour the mixture into the cake pan well oiled. Spread on the top the pine nuts, the walnuts.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until crispy crust has formed on the top. The inside should be soft and moist. Allow to cool in the pan and serve with agave syrup or honey if not vegan. Enjoy!