Gun bam (baked chestnuts)

Baked chestnuts are an easy and wellbeing snack for fall and winter. This story has some tips for picking out good chestnuts.
Fresh chestnuts!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rinse the chestnuts in cold water.

Pierce the skin of the chestnuts before you cook them, or they’ll explode in the oven! Different people prefer different ways of cutting through the shell. Here is an easy and effective way (cut down the middle):

Put some foil on an oven tray. Put your chestnuts onto the tray and add a little bit of water. You can add a little more water half or three-quarters of the way through cooking if it has evaporated. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.

30 minutes later:

When they’ve cooled a little bit (but while they’re still hot), you can easily remove the shells and eat the chestnuts.

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