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Monte bianco

You'll need

500 gm cooked and peeled chestnuts (see note) 500 ml (2 cups) milk 75 gm (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 200 ml thickened cream, whisked to soft peaks, refrigerated until required To serve: finely grated dark chocolate (65% cocoa solids)


  • 01
  • Combine chestnuts with milk, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan and cook over low heat until chestnuts are soft (20-30 minutes). Cool, then process in a food processor until puréed, pass through a potato ricer into 4 serving dishes, forming mountain-like piles. Top each with cream and grated chocolate and serve immediately.
Note Cooked and peeled chestnuts are available in vacuum-sealed packs from select delicatessens.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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