Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mont Blanc Dessert

All my life I thought Mont Blanc was only a famous brand of pen until I came across this picture. It said there that the food called Mont Blanc dessert which is a common dessert in France. Other than France itself, Mont Blanc dessert is also famous in Japan which they call it Monburan. The reason that it is so famous in Japan (you can find this in every corner in Japan!) is because Japanese are very Francophile, which means those who have has a strong interest in, or admiration for French culture. French cuisine certainly is one of it. This dessert is a made of meringue as the base of it, whipped cream and chestnut cream.
I posted the recipe..who knows you might want to try it..I personally fell very curious about this dessert but I didn't manage to find one here but the search will continue and I will not give up until I find this famous Mont Blanc dessert.
Ingredients (serves four):
  • 750 g chestnuts
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2100g sugar or syrup
  • 1-teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 200ml cream


  1. Carve an insertion into the skin of each chestnut and boil them in water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Peel the chestnuts while still hot; once cold this is almost impossible
  3. Put the chestnuts and the milk in a large pot, bring to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer until the chestnuts are soft and easy to crush, about 35 minutes.
  4. Strain the chestnuts and puree them with the butter.
  5. Add the sugar or syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt
  6. Put the mixture on a plate and shape into a cone
  7. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  8. Just before serving, whip the cream with a little sugar and use to decorate.

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