The Musette: Castagnaccio, Tuscan chestnut cake

The riders end the first week of the Giro in Florence. It’s therefore only fitting that I give you a recipe for a local delicacy which could easily fit into their musettes. Castagnaccio is a traditional, fast and simple Tuscan cake also known as baldino or pattona. According to legend, the use of rosemary in the Florentine version is intended to act as a sort of love elixir so that whoever eats the cake falls in love with the girl who cooked it! Continue reading