Ask the Chef: Dessert Edition

Posted on Oct 8, 2010

Earlier this week, we spotted chestnuts at the farmer’s market, which sparked this question from @ms_munchie on Twitter: “What kind of desserts does Elaine Baker make with chestnuts?”

A: We didn’t use them last year but I’d really like to get a chestnut dessert on the menu this holiday season. We’re tossing around a few ideas – a classic Buche de Noel with chestnut mousse, a chestnut and chocolate parfait, a chestnut pear cake … it’s a really versatile ingredient and the options are endless. We might also do a chestnut tea bread for the brunch menu.

Thanks for the question Ms. Munchie!

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