Chestnut Cake with Lemon Sauce
This is an absolute fantasy of a dessert, straight out
of Italy and redolent of lemon and rosemary.
think about trying to substitute regular flour for the chestnut flour - they aren't the same.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix the flour, sugar, and walnuts in a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Add ½ cup of milk, stir thoroughly, then slowly add the rest of the milk while stirring constantly to avoid forming lumps in the batter.
Grease a cake pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and pour in the batter. Drizzle the top of the batter with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the fresh rosemary evenly over the top of the cake.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
While the cake is cooking, combine the lemons, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Cook until the mixture is quite soft and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven.
It's best when served hot with the lemon sauce.