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Monte Bianco Dessert

Posted on 01 October 2013

Monte Bianco Dessert

 Monte Bianco Dessert recipe

 

This recipe is not among the easiest to realize but is very tasty and is perfect for fall and holiday season.
It has its roots in the region of Piemonte,  apparemtly  imported centuries ago by the French, now widespread especially in North Italy

you will need

 

 

600 grams of chestnuts
400 ml of milk
130 grams of sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
20 grams of cocoa
1 shot of rum
1 pinch of salt
300 ml of whipped cream
50 grams of powdered sugar
5 maron glacé optional

Make a cut on the skin of the chestnuts and put them to boil in water for about 20 minutes.
Drain the chestnuts, peel them with care  then put them back on the stove  adding the  milk, sugar, vanilla essence and one small pinch of salt.

Cook again for 40 minutes, the  chestnuts must absorb all the liquid.

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Mash well the compound obtained using a fork or a masher, and add the cocoa and rum.
Now put it to ‘rest” in the refrigerator for about an hour,

Take back the dough and pass with a potato masher with large holes,  dropping the strings directly at the center of a serving platter where you are going to form a small mountain.

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Then cover the entire “mountain”  with whipped cream and,  if desired,  garnish with maron glace ‘. You can also use chocolate chips or grated chocolate to garnish your Monte Bianco Dessert.
Store in refrigerator until time to serve.

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