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Chocolate Chestnut Torte

Recently updated on 10 December 2011. This newer version does away with having to separate the eggs. 🙂 This is my variation of Sunset’s Italian Chocolate-Chestnut Torte. I’ve used sweetened chestnut vanilla purée instead of marrons glacées: either the Minerve or Clément Faugier’s brands could be found in European specialty shops, as well as at […]

Roasted Chestnuts

One of those ephemeral pleasures of winter. I wonder if they have to import them to California. When selecting chestnuts, make sure they’re dry, dense and firm. Soft ones might indicate mold or rotting. How to roast chestnuts Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Wipe off any dirt. Using a strong, sharp knife (e.g., a good […]