chestnut

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Paste Cookies

    There is a cake called ‘Mont Blanc Cake’ in Japan. This cake means a lot to me because I have a very special memory about it. Every time when I think about it, I become emotional. When I want to make ‘Mont Blanc Cake’, I purchase a jar of Sweetened Chestnut Paste, and always end …

  • Cold Sweets

    Chestnut & Rum Raisin Semifreddo

    I made this ‘Semifreddo’ (Frozen Mousse) in the same method as the filling of my Super Easy ‘Tiramisu’. Preparing ingredients in 3 mixing bowls in this particular order, you don’t need to clean the electric mixer or whisk until you finish the whole process. Cake Tin 1L Capacity Loaf Tin Ingredients Bowl 12 Egg Whites2 …

  • Cold Sweets

    Chestnut Ice Cream

    I occasionally purchase Sweetened Chestnut Paste. The purpose is to make ‘Mont Blanc Cake’, which has a very special meaning to me. Today I found some leftover Chestnut Paste that needed to be used as the best before date was near. I mixed it with my ‘Easiest Vanilla Ice Cream’ mixture to make this Ice …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha & Chestnut Christmas Cupcakes

    I have recently seen Christmas Tree cupcakes on many websites. The green-colour cream of those cupcakes was most likely coloured with food colouring. My first choice for green colour is Matcha, not food colouring. I altered my ‘Chestnut Cupcakes’ to create my Christmas Cupcakes. Matcha lovers would enjoy them! Makes 12 Cupcakes Ingredients Basic Plain …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Cream Dorayaki

    ‘Dorayaki’ is a Japanese sweet of two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. These days there are many variations. On the other day I saw Chestnut Cream Dorayaki that was available from a convenience store chain in Japan. I love Chestnut Cream as you can find how much I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Chestnut Pound Cake

    I added Sweetened Chestnut Cream and also coarsely chopped Roasted Chestnuts to my Pound Cake batter. You definitely need Rum for this cake. This is a divine cake for chestnut lovers like me. Cake Tin Standard Loaf Tin Ingredients 150g peeled Roasted Chestnuts *coarsely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Rum125g Butter *cut into small pieces, softened …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Chestnut Cupcakes

    I bought a bag of peeled roasted Chestnuts at an Asian grocery store. I coarsely chopped the Chestnuts and mixed them into my ‘Basic Plain Cupcakes’. As the flavour of the cupcakes was so good, I decided to decorate the cakes like my ‘Mont Blanc Cake’. A bitter sweet memory instantly came back and I …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Crepes with Chestnut Cream

    Matcha Crepes are easy to make. Use your crepe recipe and just add Matcha Powder to it. I recommend to sift Matcha Powder and mix it with other dry ingredients, so that you won’t end up having small green bits in the crepes. Makes 4 Servings (8 Crepes) Ingredients 1 cup Plain Flour1 tablespoon Matcha …

  • 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 …

  • Chicken Mushrooms Nuts

    Simmered Chestnuts, Chicken & Shiitake

    The main feature of this dish is Chestnuts. In Japan, there are many dishes that are similar to this dish, and root vegetables are often used, such as Potatoes, Satoimo (Taros), Lotus Root, Gobo, etc. But, this one is special. If you have never cooked Chestnuts for savoury dishes, you should try it. The flavour …

  • 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 …

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