Tag Archives: Chestnuts

CHESTNUT, CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT COOKIES

My previous post involved caramelised chestnuts, and I mentioned that I’d blitzed some of them up until smooth to give a bowl of luxurious purée. I ate a couple of spoonfuls of the stuff straight, but I’m not a sugar monster, and needed something to tone it down. I decided to experiment with baking it […]

GIN ROASTED PEARS WITH CARAMELISED CHESTNUTS

Over the past few long weeks whilst B has been poorly and cooped up, we’ve ended up doing the inevitable: watching too much TV.  I won’t divulge here exactly how many period dramas and 80s and 90s films this has involved – I’m good enough at embarrassing myself by accident, there’s no need to do so purposely.  But it hasn’t all been […]

CHESTNUT TRUFFLES

Years ago, I’d gone round to a friend’s house for coffee,  and at the kitchen table was some sort of incrediable confection made with chestnuts and chocolate.  I don’t remember the details, and infact, nor does she – she can’t remember ever having made it.  I’ve never tasted anything similar since, but the memory lingers, and I wanted […]