Chestnuts with Brown Butter and Lemon! Sounds great! Just in time for Christmas! I would roast mine at 450 degrees, but if you have a wood fired pizza oven then you can roast them at 700 as Dan Compton mentions.
A reader reciently requested that I find a Calabrian fried treat drizzled wiht honey, and guess what, I found it! Grispelle is a yeast raised doughnut made with sweet potatoes and tradtionaly served during Christmas. My thanks to Rosetta Costantino for sharing this recipe with us! Please check out her book My Calabria.
My parents had a bakery in Chicago, Sarno's Pastry Shop. I remember as a kid growing up tasting this sweet and slightly bitter caramelized sugar almond candy, Torrone di Mandorle. I remember loving the rich flavor of almonds supported by the depth of the carmel and its distinctive hard crunch!
I am happy that I found this recipe by Rossella Rago and wanted to share it with you to include it in your Christmas baking!