Monday, December 1, 2014

Creme de Marrons #ManicMonday


I had been craving for Creme de Marrons, or Sweet Chestnut Cream for a few weeks now. I first tried this in a crepe last year and decided I wanted to try to make it myself. It's really not that difficult, it just takes patience to peel the chestnuts by hand. I suppose you can buy roasted chestnuts in a can, but why would you do that when the Christmas holidays is the best time to get fresh roasted ones almost everywhere?

This is is a nice way to jazz up crepes, toast or even chocolate cake or cupcakes with a flavor that's a little bit different than usual. I honestly love it most when it is still hot and I eat a big spoonful of it. If coming from the fridge, keep it standing for awhile until it gets to room temperature so it's easy to spread.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams peeled roasted chestnuts
  • 1.5 cups cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1. tbs cognac
How to:
  • Put all ingredients into a sauce pan.
  • Simmer for ten minutes. Don't forget to stir constantly or the bottom might burn.
  • Remove from heat. Whiz with a hand blender until smooth and creamy.
  • Enjoy!

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