Chestnuts roasting on an Uuni fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody knows an Uuni and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight!
A bag of chestnuts from your local market. That’s all!
First, light up your Uuni.
Wash your chestnuts and then dry them down with a tea towel.
With a small and sharp knife, cut an X shape into each chestnut. This will allow the steam to escape whilst cooking (thus preventing any mini chestnut explosions), and will also make the shells easier to peel when it’s time to eat them! Win win!
Put your chestnuts in a roasting tin and place them in your hot Uuni.
Allow to cook for 10 minutes. Make sure you shake them around regularly to ensure that they are evenly heated, and that there’s no burning going on.
Remove from the Uuni and let the chestnuts cool for a couple of minutes. As soon as they are cool enough to touch you should start to peel them. The warmer they are, the easier they are to peel.