chestnut

  • Nuts Sweets

    Chocolate Coated Chestnuts

    Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts are lovely to eat, but it requires time-consuming work to make. These days, canned or vacuum-packed whole peeled chestnuts are available. A local Asian grocery store sells them, too. Those whole chestnuts can be a special sweet when they are coated with lovely chocolate. Ingredients 20 Roasted & Peeled Chestnuts1 tablespoon …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Cream ‘Rugelach’

    I love ‘Rugelach’, a Jewish pastry. ‘Rugelach’ pastry is slightly sour because dough contains Cream Cheese (OR Sour Cream). The filling can be anything I like, so I used my favourite Sweetened Chestnut Cream this time, wondering if Chestnut flavour goes well with Cream Cheese flavoured pastry. Of course it does!!! Makes 16 Rolls Ingredients …

  • Cold Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Bavarois

    I am fond of chestnuts and I have written some stories about chestnut sweets on this website. Since I discovered Sweetened Chestnut Cream, it’s been so easy for me to create chestnuts sweets myself. You know making chestnut purée from scratch is a hard work. Based on my ‘Basic Bavarois’ recipe, chestnut flavoured bavarois is …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Puff Pastry Twists

    This is a super easy snack! Anyone can make these delicious twists. You only need Butter Puff Pastry and Sweetened Chestnut Cream. If you can’t find Sweetened Chestnut Cream, why don’t you try with Almond Butter or Peanut Butter? Just add some Sugar to sweeten the nut butter. Makes 20 Twists Ingredients 1 sheet Butter …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Crumble Slices

    Chestnuts are very special to me because Chestnuts relate to many happy memories. My absolute favourite cake is ‘Mont Blanc Cake’ and I bought a jar of Sweet Chestnut Paste to make it. I used the leftover to make these slices. I really enjoyed them with a nice hot cup of tea. Cake Tin I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Crostata

    ‘Crostata’ is Italian baked tart. The reason why I call this tart ‘Crostata’ is because a photo of ‘Hazelnut Crostata’ taken on a street in Florence had inspired me to create it. My shortcrust pastry is super-easy as always. Using ready-made Sweetened Chestnut Puree (Cream or Paste), this crostata can be made so easily. If …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Sweets

    Mont Blanc Cake

    I once suffered from depression. When we were living in Japan for a short period of time, my condition deteriorated and I was just staying home being sad. My daughter was only 6 years old then, and she knew I was not well.It was on a cold winter evening. It was already dark when my …

  • Nuts Takikomigohan

    Chestnut Rice

    It is now well into the autumn in Melbourne. Most Melburnians say that the autumn is the best season. I can’t agree more. Let’s enjoy the autumn food. Today I cooked rice with chestnuts. It is quite time-consuming to prepare chestnuts but only 8 or 12 chestnuts can be prepared quite easily. And you know …