14 Jul 2009

Chestnut galore: Chestnut mousse

Dibujo My neighbors, who are the wonderful gardeners I often write about, have one beautiful chestnut tree growing on their property. Their yield this season was a good one, so they generously gave me a bagful, So, I’m using the chance to eat some seasonal and real organic chestnut, not the imported that I usually buy in summer for Christmas holidays. The first thing that I think was make a pure, but you know how this works you start to make something and finished with another. Was my case, the pure became a chestnut mousse, I have to admit that get delicious Chestnut mousse Chestnut fresh mousse


  • 125 g chestnut steamed in syrup
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • ½ cup marsala wine
  • 1 tablespoon blond cane sugar
  • 60 ml low fat milk
  • 200 ml whipped cream
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 tablespoon syrup
  • 1 teaspoon powered gelatin or use two sheets of gelatin

cocoa powered for sprinkle

Bring 500ml water and 500g sugar to the boil in a pan. Add chestnut, and vanilla pod leave to cook gently for two hours. Leave chestnuts to cool in syrup Make a pure with a food processor and add the 2 tablespoons of syrup. Mix well Bring to boil de milk Mix egg yolks, sugar and Marsala . Pour the hot boiled milk over the mix and beat vigorously .Stay to cool and mix the gelatin and add to the chestnut pure Beat the eggs white until form picks Mix with the whipped and add carefully the beaten eggs white carefully Pour in the fridge for several hours, Decorate with cocoa powered I also decorate it using isomalt’s figures

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Marta said...

Que delicioso este mousse, como siempre bellas tus foticos :)
Your neighbors are lucky and you to know them ;)

Laurie said...

This looks gorgeous! I have tried cooking with chestnuts but I am never happy with the results.. I'd be happy if I were served this!!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I would love to have access to chestnuts and make a delicious dessert like yours.

Zoe said...

I've never cooked with chestnuts. This looks perfect!

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

OOOOOh,....Aaaaaah,.....ooooh: un postre sencaional!

Muy rico!!

Ivy said...

Lovely recipe, it sounds very rich and delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

My husband loves chestnuts and I'm sure he'll love this! I love that glass..

lisaiscooking said...

How great to receive fresh chestnuts! Your mousse looks luscious, and the decorations are lovely.

Suzanne Casamento said...

That chestmut mousse looks amazing! YOU are amazing! (And so lucky to have neighbors who give you bags full of chestnuts!)

Manggy said...

You know, even though it's in a lot of my cookbooks, I've never had creme de marrons before. I think your pic may very well encourage me to change that! :)

Gloria Baker said...

Que precioso este postre de castañas, amo las castañas son deliciosa y las fotos preciosas of course!! xoxoxo Gloria

Ginny said...

Beautiful! It looks so delicious! I would to take a spoon to it! :)