Sweet Chestnut. Castanea sativa is a species of deciduous tree with an edible seed. It is commonly called sweet chestnut and marron . Originally native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, it is now widely dispersed throughout Europe and in some localities in temperate Asia.
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The Romans are saidto have brought the tree from the MediterraneantoNorthern Europe.
Another story saysthat the Celts have spread the fruit.
But whatcountstoday, is that the nut is nowwidely spread andused in many different ways.
The sweetchestnutthat is edible, as opposedto the horse chestnut, is easilyrecogniseablefromits soft, whitish point.
It is eatenraw, as well as roasted or cooked.
In France forinstance, chestnutpuree is verypopular in desserts or as a side servingwith game dishes.
Innumerouscountries, it is soldroastedand hot on street corners.
In the North of Italy the marron glacé is extremelypopular, candiedandglazed.
The sweetchestnut is the only type of nut thatcontainslots of vitamine C next to a lot lesscalories.
But the sweetchestnutremainsanunderestimated nut, even ifitremindsus of the cosy and secure warmth of the family gathering.
So we thoughtitwouldnot do itsreputationanyharm to bepromotedin a warm bar of puffpastryfilledwithchestnutflavouredalmondfilling.
Ifthisflavouridea and application trigger new ideasforyou, we wouldbe even more pleased.
Butter Puff pastrywithSweetChestnutflavour
2500 gram Butterpuffpastry
4300 gram Almondpaste (ready to use)
SweetChestnutflavour (naturalflavour) Dosage: 2 / 1000
Dough rolled out to: 2 mm
Result: 96 pieces
Weight per 4 pieces:
Puff pastry: 100 gram
Filling: 175 gram