When I was a young child, my parents put some chestnuts into the oven to roast. Suddenly, the kitchen exploded with noises of "gunfire." They hadn’t cut the "X" in the bottom. [:0]
Enjoy and bon appetit.
Thanks llee – This sounds wonderful. From both of us…[:X][:D]
to Dendan ( we don’t know if you are HE or SHE or BOTH, no matter) here is the world famous recipe for Nesselrode Pudding. I had to do a lot of digging in my French recipe files but I found it and trust me, it IS good.
1 C chestnut puree (do like I explained above and just throw them in the Cuisinart)
1/2 C candied cherries
1/2 C candied orange peel
1/2 C Marsala
1/2 C Each currants and sultanas
2 T Kirchwasser
2 C whipping cream
2 C milk
5 egg yolks
3/4 C sugar
Combine chestnut puree, chopped cherries, orange peel, Marsala, currants, sultanas and Kirchwasser.
Whip the 2C cream until stiff.
For the Creme Anglaise beat the yolks and sugar until pale yellow. Boil the milk. Add to the egg yolk/sugar mixture. Return all to a pot and cook until just thickened. If you bring this to a boil, you’ll have sweet scrambled eggs, EWE!
Cool the Creme Anglaise and fold in the whipped cream and all the nuts and fruits. Turn into a mold and freeze for 24 hours.
Voila. Nesselrode Pudding.
HEY! Do you want to talk about chestnuts here or lutefisk????
sometimes it’s just hard to let go …[;)]
AGAIN, more lutefisk bashing…
[:)] LOL [:)]
[:)] Hey, that doesn’t stop us….[;)]
Did i really need to know what goes up your alley?
We knew you would finally wake up today…welcome back…we think !![;)]
Sundancer, you are totally right. IMHO, chestnuts are not what they’re CRACKED up to be (oh, I hope Ort. reads this).
Yep, I will take a pecan, walnut, hazelnut or cashew over a chestnut……but they are tasty in sweet confections, as the old-fashioned Nesselrode.
But the "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" is purely romantic…….hey, it makes for a good song and thought!
Back to looking for that recipe………
lleechef: By your description of roasted chestnuts, I guess chestnuts roasting on the open fire ain’t so hot. Mealy, crumbly and get stuck in your throat!! Just sorta romantic sounding[?][:D]
I like pecans and walnuts better anyway.
Paul E. Smith
ok dendan, stay tuned, I have to literally dig it out of the archives [:)][:)]
lleechef – the Nesselrode recipe sounds right up our alley. Yes, when you have time, it would be great to have! THX [:)][:p]
Thank you clothier, food history is almost as much fun as the eating part. I said ALMOST. dendan, keep looking, I can’t imagine that your local store won’t be getting in another shipment of chestnuts. Let me know if you want the Nesselrode recipe.
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