2 November 2013

chestnut mousse (mousse de puré de castañas)



Me encanta la castaña. Love chestnuts, amo le castagne, so other chestnut recipe, a dessert light and delicious.
I find this recipe in my old cookbooks, and love how simple and delicious is.
So Im sharing this recipe with Joyce of Kitchen flavours with
Cooking your books.






  

Ingredients 
(8 servings)
2 cups chestnut puree (fresh or frozen)(about 400 grams)
1 1/2 cup  heavy cream
1 teaspoon grated zest orange
1/3 cup cognac (optative)
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin or Agar agar
whipped cream to serve and some chocolate


Method 
 

Dissolve unflavored gelatin in 1/4 cup warm water, mix well until dissolve.
Beat the heavy cream with the sugar.
In another bowl mix the chestnut puree, orange zest and cognac.
Incorporate this mixture to the whipped cream and

finally add the unflavored gelatin (or agar agar) dissolved and mix gently.
Spread this mixture into small molds ramequins or molds and
refrigerate for about two hours.
desmold  and garnish with chocolate or whipped cream.



En español
Mousse de castañas









Ya  he dicho que me encantan las castañas y el otro día viendo mis antiguos cuadernos de recetas (que ya se caen de viejos algunos) encontré esta receta de Mousse de castañas (acuérdense que se usa el puré de castañas que viene listo para que no se aproblemen)
He visto incluso que el puré de castañas es más barato que la lucúma (que me encanta) pero siempre es más cara (debe ser que se usa más.
Este es un postre muy rico además liviano para esta época del año.
No me demoré nada en hacerlo. Y casi diría que a la hora le saqué fotos . Pero lo ideal es dejarlos una hora y 1/2 a 2 horas en el refrigerador.
 
 
 Ingredientes
 
2 tazas o 400 gramos de puré de castañas congelado
(Mel o Guallarauco)
1 1/2 taza de crema ya batida
1 cucharadita de ralladura de naranja
1/3 taza de coñac o ron (optativo)
3 cucharadas de azúcar
2 cucharaditas de gelatina en polvo sin sabor (o agar-agar)
crema batida para servir
 
Preparación
 
 Disolver la gelatina en 1/4 taza de agua tibia y revolver bien para que se disuelva.
Batir la crema firme agregando de a poco el azúcar.
Reservar.
En otro bol mezclar el puré de castañas (si es congelado basta sacarlo un rato antes a temperatura ambiente y estará listo  para usar)con la ralladura de naranja y el coñac.
A esta mezcla agregar con movimientos suaves la crema batida y finalmente agregar la gelatina ya disuelta e incoporar bien.
 Distribuir la mousse en pequeños pocillos o moldes y llevar al refrigerador.
Para servir desmoldar con la punta de un cuchillo por la orilla y poner en un plato adornar con crema o con un poco de chocolate!
 
 

106 comments:

  1. Berries for me and #1 yippeee

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    1. Look who is first again:-)
      Yes you beat again!

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    2. Ack! Working an auction today! Pat has to eat the dessert now that he is #1~ haha

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    3. don't worry he only wants the garnish berries betsy!!

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  2. Gloria, it looks like a delicious dessert! I've never made a mousse nor anything with chestnuts, so I guess it's time now!

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    1. Thanks Pam, I love so much chestnuts puree:)

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  3. Great autumn dessert, I love chestnuts!

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    1. Thanks Tamara, yes here when we are in autumn are typical too!

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  4. a lovely dessert! Have a great week, kisses...

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  5. This mousse looks really delicious! Gloria, I love your desserts!

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Mari!
      (Me encantan las castañas también)

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  6. Oh YUM! This is my kind of dessert ! I LOVE chestnut too! ;)

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  7. Que ricura amiga, es un placer ver tu blog tan cuidado.Besossss

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    1. Gracias Doris, te gustan las castañas? sé que se comen mucho en España, te mando un abrazo!

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  8. I have never heard of chestnut puree...but...it sure looks yummy!
    Enjoy your evening♥

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. ah Linda I grow up with chestnuts and especially chestnut puree, you are in season now if ypu see sometimes frozen chestnut puree you can make!xo

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  9. Looks delish! Such a unique sweet treat!

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  10. I always look forward to seeing your header:)

    I can get my hands on chestnut puree..must try:) Cognac? Great idea!

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    1. Ha! monique still I dont change:)
      I love chestnut puree:)

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  11. this looks great would love to try :0)

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  12. Mousse looks absolutely delicious! Will try this! :D

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  13. Looks really super, Gloria. Gotta get some chestnuts to try!

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    1. Angie you can make with frozen chestnut puree too! xo

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  14. really appealing dessert..............will try this for sure :)

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    1. Thanks Remya I think you would love!

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  15. Amiga: te pasaste con este mousse de castañas. Me lo llevo, porque no se ve dificil de hacer y estoy segura de que es delicioso.
    Un abrazo y feliz domingo

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    1. es fácil Nathalia y es absolutamente rico, solo hay que ponerlo al refrigerador y esperar que se afirme. Besos amiga

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  16. mmm i am imaging a soothe flavor to this one gloria...the nice garnish of chocolate def accenting the flavor as well...

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    1. yes is true Brian, chocolate and chestnut go so well, these Little chocolate thins are thanks to my Mom LOL

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  17. A perfect mousse, Gloria. Looks smooth and creamy.

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  18. Gloria, Very interesting and something I've never eaten. Here in the US, we don't seem to use chestnuts often in our recipes...and least I haven't seen it often. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David yes some of you dont use chestnuts but others yes, is curious but US is really big!!

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  19. I love chestnut - can imagine how delicious this was!

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  20. Querida Glorita! Amo las castañas, lástima que aquí sólo las venden con azúcar y si uno no las quiere tan dulces tieene que hacer su propio puré. Pero bueno, este postre está mortal, de muerte lenta lenta, me parece que te lo voy a pedir prestado. Qué bueno te gustaron mis platitos, eran de mi mami, tienen sus buenos años! por suerte conservo el juego completo, salvo la tapa de la tetera. Besitos

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    1. Pame tus platos eran preciosos!"ya sabes siempre ando.mirando los platos lindos.
      Respecto al pure de castaña es cierto he notado que el. Mel.no es tan dulce. Bueno en otoño si encuentro castañas hago mi puree este postre es delicioso y antiguo.

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  21. Looks so fancy and yummy. Chestnuts sounds very interesting in the dish, can't wait to try this sometime.

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  22. That's a very nice dessert - I didn't realize you could purchase frozen chestnut puree.

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    1. Yes you can find in jars or can chestnut puree T.W., thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Que rico Gloria, me encanto este postre, especialmente para las fiestas se ve muy elegante.

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    1. Gracias Pilar es super rico y suave!

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  24. I am a big fan of mousse and this one sounds delicious.

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  25. A fabulous mousse and divine dessert!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  26. I love chestnuts but have never had it as a mousse, sure looks delicious!

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  27. still have chestnuts in the freezer gloria. this dessert sounds luscious.

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    1. Val is really delicious hope you enjoy:)

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  28. I can't wait to try this one Gloria - it looks absolutely delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, Im happy you like!xo

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  29. What a great recipe - it looks delicious.

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  30. Chestnut puree, huh? Sounds pretty good! I love chestnuts.

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  31. I know you love! Is so good David, I love chestnut too!

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  32. You're convincing me that I should try baking something with a chestnut flavour. I've never tried it, but it sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Beth hope some day you bake something with chestnuts puree!!

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  33. Que delicia Gloria! en casa nos encantan las castañas, me guardo la receta...Besos

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    1. Aquí también noes encantan las castañas Rosana!!xo

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  34. Your food and desserts make me hungry :) Hope the summer hasn't been too bad Gloria! Besos!

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    1. Thanks Az, some days is really hot here Azz sigh!!

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  35. I wish I could try this mousse. Great way of using chestnuts! Delicious!

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  36. So gorgeous and elegant, Gloria! I remember looking for chestnut puree around here and it was impossible to find :(

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    1. Is curious Liz I hope some day you can find, we always have in the groceries.
      And maybe you find now is autumn there!

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  37. ¡Gloriaaaaaaa!
    Tienes toda la razón (te he leído en Pepinho). Me merezco un regaño por no pasar por aquí desde hace tiempo. Ayyyy... Mi castigo es lo que me pierdo.
    Como esta delicia de mousse. Y es que a mí también me encantan las castañas, y las mousses. ¡Y nunca he probado una de castañas! Ya me gustaría un platito de esta, y más compartiría contigo.
    Cuídate. Cuídense. Y cuiden esas toses. :-)
    Besos y abrazos enormes, amiga.

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    1. ayy Rosita si estaba super sentida porque no me pasabas a ver pero como viniste ya se me pasó!!
      Bienvenida de nuevo. Me encantan las castañas y los postres de castaña, una cosa de infancia yo creo:)
      Bueno el Viernes creo que iremos a sacar los otros exámenes , ya te dije que estaban en paro.
      De ahií te contaré! besosssss

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  38. Oh Gloria, This dessert looks amazing! I love chestnuts…I’m sure these are delicious!

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  39. I am a chestnut fan too, so I love this delicious dessert!
    Besos!!!

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    1. Im happy know other chestnut fan LOL

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  40. I haven't really ever had chestnuts in dessert before! This mousse looks beautifully decadent!

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    1. Ah Joanne you have to try is amazing, son I hope to post some chestnuts muffins I think you would like:))

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  41. This is very unique, Gloria. It looks very good. Hugs and love to you! xoxo

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  42. Looks so scrumptious!

    (Thank you for following..I've tried to follow you back, but it won't let me, some kind of glitches, and I will try again later) It's nice to meet you :-)

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  43. Ooooh! Lovely pink and yellow roses! Perfect!

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    1. aren't beautiful, the pink rose (my favorite) smell wonderful:)

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  44. i don't have nearly enough experience with chestnuts!

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    1. Grace Im sure you dont need something special only wants to make is delicious:))

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  45. You and Betsy both have roses! Very pretty. I have never heard of chestnut mousse... but it looks delicious.

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    1. Yes Suza I know Betsy love roses! Hey Suza you don't have your blog now?! I try to visit you but I can't!

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    2. No, I don't have a blog, Gloria. I just have an account that originally started so that I could comment on a few friends' blogs. But I am thinking of doing one at some point. Betsy and others have been encouraging me to do it. Thank you for trying to visit me!

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    3. Suza you perfectly would have a blog, and id fun and good to comments in others blogs and now with Pinterest is awesome you can collect all you like in pictures, récipes, fashion etc.!!xo

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    4. I may start one - we'll see. I don't think I want the "pressure" of always having to post something though. I also enjoy Pinterest and have fun collecting images there. Thank you for your encouragement. xox

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  46. Your kitchen is really delicious! Now even I am your follower!
    Good day dear

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  47. What a lovely looking dessert!

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  48. Hi Gloria,
    I have never tried dessert with chestnut puree before, looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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