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Roasted Chestnut Snowballs

In cookie, nuts on January 24, 2011 at 05:37

Week 47 | January 17, 2011

Whoops, I’m late posting this past week’s treat. Fresh chestnuts are still in the market. I usually skip grabbing a bag because they’re so much trouble to peel. But I always hesitate too – warm, roasted chestnuts straight from the oven is a joy I’m willing to dedicate a lot of time to occasionally.

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These cookies have the best of chestnuts in them. They have the earthy, nutty flavor of roasted nuts in a chestnut-sized cookie. The recipe is nearly identical to Russian wedding cookies Рbutter, powdered sugar, ground nuts, and a touch of cinnamon,  but chestnuts are moister than walnuts so the cookies are chewier.

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Chestnut Bavarian w. Ginger Syrup

In cake on February 26, 2010 at 21:03

Week 1 | 2.18.2010

This and the next post (Orange Chocolate Ganache Tart) will be written retroactively, since the treats have already been produced – and hopefully enjoyed.

What a (first) week for trying my hand at a host of new techniques from top to bottom – Decorating the cake with cocoa ‘paint’, glazing it with ginger syrup gelatin, formulating some sort of Bavarian cream with an unknowingly pricey can of chestnut puree I’ve been eying for some time now. Now that the cakes have long since been eaten, I can confess that this is only my 2nd attempt at a layered Bavarian. No harm there. I was happy with the results¬† – appearance and taste. I hope you are too.

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