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alisjs



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 3:04 pm    Post subject: chestnut puree bargain!  Reply with quote    

my local Tesco is selling jars of sweetened chestnut puree off for 49p, even tho best before date is aug 2009.....thought that was a bargain so bought a few!

now searching for cake recipes.....feel free to post one!

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chocolate Chestnut Dessert (a pudding that freezes well - freeze in single portions or as much as you're likely to need at one sitting)

This is very rich, you won't need much per person.

6oz dark chocolate
3oz butter
3oz castor sugar
15oz can of chestnut puree
3 tbsps rum / brandy
1/2 pint double cream

1. melt the choc in bowl over simmering water
2. cream butter and sugar together, add chestnut puree and mix
3. add melted choc, alcohol, and cream (do not whip the cream)
4. pour into bowl / portion packs / etc, put in fridge to set
5. if freezing, then put in freezer

You could also use it as a kind of ganache filling for making chocolates (see Cab's chocolate article) - leave to cool in fridge, then cut small pieces off to coat in chocolate / roll in cocoa

Recipe from Farmhouse Kitchen 2, YTV Publications, 1978

alisjs



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sounds good, but I don't eat chocolate (migraine avoidance!)

Have 'invented' a cake recipe.....cooking now, will post it if it's any good!

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder if you could incorporate it into some kind of roulade-type dessert ?
Or use it in a loaf-type cake that requires nuts (like date and walnut, but maybe fig and chestnut instead).
Or in a nut roast instead of ground-up nuts.

alisjs



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it is sweetened, so sweet recipes only....found a recipe for chestnut cheesecake which looks good for special occasions.
All the roulade recipes I've found also have chocolate in, but could be adapted.

my cake ready in 10!

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 07 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mont Blanc: vanilla-flavoured chestnut puree topped with Chantilly cream.

alisjs



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 07 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

recipe for chestnut cake added to database!

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 07 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ta

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 07 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent - must have turned out well then !
Thanks for posting the recipe, alisjs.

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