- Alpine Region
- Dandenong Ranges
- Drinking water
- Buckets or bags
- Thick gloves or leather gloves
- Water-proof shoes or boots
- Hat or coat
- Food for picnic
- Best time is in the morning when it is not too hot.
- Chestnuts fall to the ground once they are ripe.
- The outer protective layer (the burr) is like a prickly tennis ball. This is why you need thick gloves.
- This usually splits apart when it lands on the ground. If not, use your feet to break them first.
- Choose the shiny ones which have no air between the nut and the shell. They should be hard to press.
- Discard any with worm holes or other signs of damage.
- Have a rest and picnic while you are there.
- Clean them first.
- Make a cut on each chestnut
- Put them in a bucket of water with 1 tablespoon of sugar for 1 ~ 2 hours
- Roast them for 20 minutes in 180c.
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