- Exported from MasterCook
Buche de Marrons au Chocolat
16 Preparation Time :
Categories : Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --
4 pounds Chestnuts OR 3 tablespoons Calvados OR 2 pounds Chestnuts, canned, whole
3 tablespoons Applejack OR -- - unsweetened, drain
4 cups Chestnuts, pureed, canned
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla -- - unsweetened
1/4 cup Sugar -- superfine
1/2 cup Butter, unsalted -- melted
1 cup Cream -- whipping
1 ounce Chocolate, semi-sweet
1 teaspoon Sugar
melted -- cooled
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Cocoa -- unsweetened
If you are using fresh chestnuts, cut an X on the flat side of each chestnut. Place the chestnuts in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to boil.
Cover and boil gently until tender, about 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand for 15 minutes.
Shell the chestnuts, removing both the hard outer shell and the inner brown
If you're using canned chestnuts, simply drain.
Reserve 3 whole chestnuts for garnish.
Puree chestnuts in a processor until very smooth.
3/4 cup of very finely powdered sugar, butter, Calvados and teaspoon vanilla. Puree again until very smooth and fluffy.
Add 8 ounces of melted chocolate and puree until very smooth.
Line a 4 cup round log-shaped mold or loaf pan with plastic wrap, pressing
it down until smooth.
Pour in the chestnut-chocolate mixture and tamp the mold to eliminate any
air bubbles. Smooth over the surface, and cover with plastic wrap.
Unmold log on serving plate, and carefully remove the plastic wrap.
1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until
Spread the cream evenly over all sides of the log, forming a barklike ridge
here and there with a spatula or decorating comb.
Drizzle thin lines of chocolate down the length of the log, using a paper
pastry cone or fork.
Roll the 3 reserved chestnuts in cocoa and arrange on the log lengthwise.
Garnish with candied violets and refrigerate until serving.
This log may be refrigerated for up to one week.
Source: New York's Master Chefs, Bon Appetit Magazine : Written by
Richard Sax, Photographs by Nancy McFarland : The Knapp Press, Los Angeles,
1985 Chef: Andree Abramoff, Andree's Mediterranean Restaurant, New York - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -