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Unsweetened Chestnut Purée Recipe

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HT CD Veg ACC DP 70mins

 

This chestnut purée recipe is suitable for use as an ingredient in savoury dishes.

 

Serves 4-6     Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  Gluten Wheat Free   Eggless   Accompaniment   Desserts   Puddings   

 

Ingredients

675g/1-1/2lb Chestnuts

720ml/24fl.oz. Milk

Dash Vanilla Extract (check ingredients label)

100g/4oz Butter, softened

Instructions

 

1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil.

2. Meanwhile, make an incision on the flat side of each chestnut. Drop the nuts into the boiling water and boil for 5-10 minutes. 

3. Remove with a slotted spoon then peel whilst still warm. 

4. Place the peeled chestnuts in a medium saucepan together with the milk and vanilla and cook over moderate heat for 45 minutes or until tender.

5. Drain the cooked chestnuts, reserving a little of the cooking liquor, then place in a food processor and process until smooth, adding a little of the cooking liquor if necessary. Alternatively, pass through a fine sieve. 

6. Transfer to a mixing bowl add the softened butter and mix thoroughly.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Large Saucepan

Small sharp knife

Slotted Spoon

Food processor, liquidiser or large sieve

Mixing Bowl

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