When I first tried this traditional french Chestnut Mont Blanc, it was from Laduree, disappointingly it was way too sweet for me and the chestnut cream was dry. I decided to make it myself for a less sweet version with chocolate cake as the base to give some depth.
Chestnut Mont Blanc
For the 6 individuals Chocolate soufflé cakes 2 eggs
45g caster sugar
1.5 tablespoons of Milk
7g cocoa powder
A knob of butter to grease
For the Crème Chantilly 300gWhipping cream 30gSugar
For the Crème Marron Chantilly 400g/A can of chestnut puree 150g Crème Chantilly( from above)
For the Filling/Decoration
280g/A can of whole chestnuts ( around 6 crusted for the filling, 6 whole for decoration) 100g dark chocolate to drizzle
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
For the Tool
6-cup Muffin Pan
Make the Chocolate soufflé cake
1.Grease the muffin pan
2.Beat eggs and sugar with wire whisk in a metal bowl over the pan of hot water on high speed for about 7 minutes until white and fluffy with an electric whisk.
3.Add milk and mix, sift in flour and cocoa powder, fold till they are all well incorporated.Beat on low speed for 2 minutes to set the texture.
4.Spoon the batter in the muffin pan and bake at 180C (350F) for 11-12 minutes till cooked
5.Remove the individual cakes from the pan and place it on a wire rack to cool.
Make theCrème Chantilly:
1.Whip the whipping cream with sugar until stiff peaks form. Half the cream and save for Crème Marron Chantilly.
2.Put the cream into piping bag and pipe the Crème Chantilly over the top of the individual cakes, place some crusted chestnut on top and drizzle a teaspoon of dark chocolate.
3.Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Make theCrème Marron Chantilly:
1.Whip the chestnut puree until fluffy.
2.Fold in the Crème Chantillyand whip until combine.
3.Put the cream into piping bag fit with 3mm nozzle, and pipe the cream over the Crème Chantilly.
4.To decorate, sift some cocoa powder, pipe little Crème Chantilly and place a whole chestnut on top. Refrigeratefor 2 hours or overnight and enjoy!
Chestnut Mont Blanc was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by CherieKelly