Chestnut Cake with Lemon Sauce: Castagnaccio (Mario Batali) Recipe

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Chestnut Cake with Lemon Sauce: Castagnaccio (Mario Batali)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place the flour, sugar and walnuts. Add 1/2 cup milk and slowly add the rest of the milk, stirring constantly to avoid forming lumps in the batter.
  3. Grease the cake pan with 1 tablespoon of the oil and pour in the batter. Drizzle the top of the batter with the remaining olive oil and distribute the rosemary evenly over the top. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick pierced in the center comes out clean.
  4. While the castagnaccio is cooking, in a small saucepan, combine the lemons, sugar, and 1 cup water over medium heat. Cook until quite soft and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Remove the castagnaccio and serve either warm or cool with lemon sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 385.77 Kcal (1615 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.4g 13%
Cholesterol 0.9mg 0%
Sodium 22.55mg 1%
Potassium 87.7mg 2%
Total Carbs 74.49g 25%
Sugars 25.68g 103%
Dietary Fiber 6.53g 26%
Protein 5.84g 12%
Vitamin C 15.5mg 26%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 30.2mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 283.67 Kcal (1188 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.17g 13%
Cholesterol 0.66mg 0%
Sodium 16.58mg 1%
Potassium 64.49mg 2%
Total Carbs 54.78g 25%
Sugars 18.89g 103%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g 26%
Protein 4.29g 12%
Vitamin C 11.4mg 26%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 22.2mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.6
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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