Chestnut Flour is made from tree chestnuts and it is used for making desserts, breads and pastas. Don't confuse this with water chestnut flour used in Asian cooking. Use this flour as an alternative to wheat flour for a gluten-free alternative.
The flour can be used to make polenta, breads, and even a specialty fresh pasta from Tuscany. One traditional Italian recipe is for a Chestnut Flour Cake.
Where To Buy Chestnut Flour
Look for this product in specialty cooking stores that feature Italian products. You can also buy it online at Nuts.com OR Amazon.com: Italian Chestnut Flour.
Note: if you are making a specialty Italian cake or dessert it's best to make the effort to buy chestnut flour.