29 January 2014

Chestnut chocolate cream (Crema de chocolate y castaña)







I love chestnuts  and when I saw this recipe in Ela's blog, I told her, I will make soon.!
Her blog Gray apron has lovely recipes.
You can make this recipe with   frozen chestnut  purée or fresh if you are in Winter.
Some years ago we only make chestnut recipes in autumn/Winter but now we have frozen chestnut pure all year round.








Ingredients
(4 servings)


 350 g  chestnuts or 400 g chestnut purée
75 g (5 Tablespoons) butter, diced
75 g (3 oz) dark chocolate, broken in pieces
70 g (1/3 cup) sugar (if your chestnut puree has sugar don't add this)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon rum

Method


If you make chestnuts puree:

 Make  (1/2 cm) wide incisions in the shell of the nuts (one cut per nut). Place chestnuts in a pot with water. Bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove 3 nuts at the time. Peel off both, the shell and the skin. Take three more nuts out...and so on. . Cook peeled nuts on low heat for about 40 minutes till tender.
Strain and pass them (while hot) through a potato press and into a medium bowl.

If you have the chesnut puree (frozen or in jars)

 Combine the puree with , vanilla and rum. (If you need add the sugar too)
Meanwhile...
Melt chocolate on top of hot water. Add butter, stir to melt. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the chestnut mix.
With a hand-held immersion blender, blend the cream till smooth.
Transfer into cups or ramekins and keep refrigerate  about 1 hour before serving.






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EN ESPAÑOL

Crema de chocolate y castañas






 
 
 
Me encantan las castañas (desde siempre) asi que ha sido una maravilla encontrar dulce
de castañas en frascos o congelado, asi que cuando puedo  hago algún postre de castañas.
Esta receta es de un blog estupendo Grayapron.com y mi amiga Ela me ha dado permiso para compartir su receta.
Es ideal después de una cena porque no es dícil, se deja preparada antes, se le pueden agregar berries (y aquí algunos le agregaron un poco de crema)
Con un cucharón retirarlas y dejarlas enfriar un poco, retirar la cáscara.
 
 
Ingredientes
(4 copas o vasitos)
 
400 gramos de puré congelado o envasado
o 350 gramos de castañas
5 cucharadas de mantequilla
75 gramos de chocolate en barra (Para repostería)
70 gramos de azúcar (sólo si se hacen las castañas, si es puré no porque normalmente ya
trae azúcar así que no necesita)
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla
1 cucharada de ron o cognac
 
Preparación
 
(Receta para hacer puré)
Se ponen a cocer las castañas, haciéndole una pequeña incisión a cada una. Se ponen a cocer primero por un minuto (para quitar la cáscara)
Cocinar las castañas ya peladas nuevamente por aproximadamente 40 minutos hasta que estén tiernas.
retirar el agua con un colador y pasar por un pasapuré,colocar en un bol.
 
 
Si ya tienes el puré de castañas ya sea congelado o envasado:
 
En un bol unir el puré de castañas con la vainilla y el ron.
(no agregar el azúcar)
por otro lado  derretir el chocolate a baño maría, agregar la mantequilla, hasta que esté todo unido.
Con una cuchara de madera unir con el puré de castañas.
(Si es puré natural se puede moler con un blender) si no
no hay necesidad.
Repartir en los bols cerámicos o en copas o tazas.
Llevar al refrigerador por una hora al menos.
Se puede servir con algunas frambuesas o frutillas o con un poco de crema.
 
Nota si se quiere hacer más cantidad agregaría unos 100 g de puré de castañas y un cucharada de mantequilla.

85 comments:

  1. Another one that looks delicious! I love chestnuts!

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  2. I love the look of this! And as I am in the throes of winter right now...

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  3. I'll eat the berry and beat Betsy too, yippeee for me

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    1. haha! But Silver beat you lol

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    2. Boo! ha. I get your dessert, though. :)

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  4. Oh mine, looking good! Ufff..I'm glad it worked for you! I'm always a little worried, you know...when someone actually tries one of my recipes. :) ela

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    1. ah Ela, silly, your recipes are amazing dear! was an amazing récipe and I was sure it will be.
      Thanks for an amazing récipe!
      xx

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    2. In spanish I put the same because in Winter we have freshnuts so I will try again when I have chestnuts in autum/Winter:))

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    1. awsome, like a chocolate cream (with chestnuts)

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  6. mmm that would make for a nice treat...
    maybe not on a day as cold as this..
    but then again maybe by the fire...smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian , chestnuts are typical of autumn here:)

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  7. Gloria, Sounds great! Add the flavor of chestnuts to chocolate... I rarely see anything made with chestnuts here in the USA. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David!
      and chestnuts pure in jars??? (ha! always we think in States you have all lol)

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  8. Madre mía qué delicia, te cojo una pora quitarme el antojo.
    besos

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  9. Itz really tempting and mouthwatering.......

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  10. I don't know if we still have chestnuts in the store, Gloria. I will have to check. Most of the time they are only available around Christmas time. I must remember to make puree next time. What a great idea. And, of course, your Chocolate Chestnut Cream looks dreamy:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. Maybe you can find in jars Louise??
      here we have frozen and in jars!! Anyway you can make chestnuts purée and freeze (My mother in law always made this) xxx

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    2. Great idea, Gloria. I'll look for it at Trader Joe's! ThankYOU!

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  11. These looks really good Gloria!

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  12. I'd have to let the chocolate fans here get this one--I can't eat it. But would settle for a berry or two.

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    1. ah sorry but the berries are amazing:)

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  13. Dear Gloria, I love chestnuts too. This sounds wonderful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  14. I love chestnuts!! :) When they're in season usually I buy a huge batch, peel them and keep them in the freezer so I have access to chestnuts all year round haha....I love the combination of chocolate and chestnuts- it sounds amazing!

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  15. I have never had this, so I'm wanting to try it! Looks very good! And so pretty!

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  16. Love chestnuts! The is a beautiful and delicious dessert, Gloria.

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  17. A delicious combination! This is one divine dessert.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  18. Che golosissima accoppiata castagne e cioccolato. Le tue coppette sono una splendida coccola. Bacioni, buona giornata

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  19. Que maravilla de postre amiga. Te pasaste, siempre te superas... no se como lo haces pero cocinas tantas cosas ricas... a mi no me da el tiempo y tampoco como muchos dulces, aunque me gustan muuuucho.
    Te dejo un abrazo

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    1. ah Nathalia solo hago este tipo de cosas una o 2 veces por semana. Pasa que para lo salado no alcanzo a sacrle fotos! Besos

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  20. Complimenti per la splendida golosità!!! Un abbraccio

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  21. They look lovely. Thanks for the recipe.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  22. The recipe sounds wonderful, Gloria! Wish I had a bite now :)

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  23. This looks yummy. A nice rich dessert.

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  24. I love chestnuts! And with chocolate even more! I would eat this right now! So delicious :-)

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    1. Thanks Alessandra I love chestnuts too:)

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  25. I agree,Ela's blog is full of yummy recipes!This looks amazing!
    Kisses!

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    1. Thanks dear I love Ela's blog too!:)

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  26. I like chestnuts too, Gloria. Have made cakes and ice cream with them, but this looks even better!

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    1. Thanks Barbara I think cakes are amazing with chestnuts!

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  27. I really don't cook enough with chestnuts, though I love them! What a lovely sweet treat.

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    1. Yes I noticed some stews are amazing with chestnuts I have to try too!

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  28. The combination of chestnuts and chocolate...utterly irresistible! :)

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  29. Ricetta meravigliosa!
    Buon week end:)

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  30. blog bellissimo...come bellissima è questa ricetta...complimenti :)

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  31. I would take a bowl and then steal another. These look so great!

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  32. Pues este dulcecito me vendría de perilla con el clase de bisté (steak) que me comí hoy! :-)

    Saludos desde Londres.

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    1. Claro Mario, te faltó el postre ! puedes llevar dos:)

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  33. I'll take three cups please =)

    Hope you are well. Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks Elsie! hope you have a nice weekend!

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  34. Lovely dessert Gloria, a great idea for a Valentines treat.

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  35. Chestnuts and chocolate….such a delicious combination!

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  36. we definitely don't use chestnuts enough in the us--this looks fantastic!

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  37. Delicious combination and perfect for using up any leftover chestnuts from Christmas!

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  38. This looks like something that would be perfect for me. Anything with chocolate is always yummy :)

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