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Sweetened Chestnut Puree
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Description

Chestnut purée very versatile and delicious. Can be used in numerous different cakes / desserts or just enjoyed by itself.

Peeling your chestnuts is a time consuming task, but I think after you have tried this it makes it worthwhile.
You can add alcohol to compliment the flavour, but I prefer to do this later depending on how I'm using the purée. This keeps it's uses open and more versatile per batch.

Cooking time: 1hour
Ingredients
300g
Peeled chestnuts
200g
Caster Sugar
1tsp
Vanilla Extract
Method
1)
Place the peeled chestnuts in a pan, add the sugar and add enough water to just cover them.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 30mins to 1hour. The liquid will reduce down to a thick syrup and the nuts will start to fall apart.
1)
Add in the Vanilla Extract and stir through. Place mixture into a blender and blitz until smooth.
Maybe best done in two batches and if it is too thick add some boiling water to make it more pliable.
1)
Empty the mixture into a bowl and leave to cool before refrigerating. This can be frozen or placed into Jam jars for long term storage.

If you don't eat it all!


Submitted by: Carter - 10/19/2015