Hungarian Chestnut Cake

This is a very rich flourless cake with hints of rum and the sweet nuttiness from the chestnuts. Ingredients  Cake 3/4 pound whole chestnuts, peeled 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 tbs dark rum 1 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 6 eggs 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup white sugar Glaze 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tbs dark rum […]

Chestnut Soup

Enjoy this tasty soup on a cold autumn or winter’s day. Ingredients 8 cups chicken stock 1 1/2 lb chestnuts (peeled) 1 cup chopped onion 2 whole cloves 1 bay leaf 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 tsp white sugar salt to taste ground black pepper to taste Directions In a large saucepan, combine chicken stock, chestnuts, […]

Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnuts add a delicious texture and flavor to the stuffing. Perfect for Thanksgiving or holiday stuffing, or a fall treat. Ingredients 2 cups chestnuts 1 1/2 cup margarine or butter 1/2 chopped onion 1 lb (2 loaves) day-old bread, cubed 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp sage 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp marjoram 1/2 […]

Roasted Chestnuts

Ingredients 1 lb fresh culinary chestnuts 1/4 cup butter salt to taste 1 pinch ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)/190 degrees (C) Cut chestnuts crisscross on the flat side of each nut. Be sure to cut through the shell (to prevent explosions) Place nuts in a baking pan Bake 25-30 minutes Allow […]