Mont Blanc

Hey guys! 2018 is almost over can you believe that? Well I’m excited for 2019 and for the many recipes that I have! But for now I’ll leave you with this amazingly delicious Mont Blanc.
Mont Blanc is a classic new year recipe. It takes some time to make but the wait is so worth it.
Layers of meringue, chestnut filling and whippes cream yum!

Mont Blanc

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

Meringue

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Chestnut Filling

  • 3 cups raw chestnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder optional

Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Meringue

  1. Preheat your oven to 120℃, line a baking pan with parchment paper and draw circles starting with 18 cm, 15 cm, 12 cm… until you get to 3 cm. Set aside.

  2. In a clean bowl and with your hand or electric mixer, whip the egg whites while adding the sugar and vanilla gradually. Whip until stiff peaks. Finally, add the white vinegar and whip again until incorporated. 

  3. Transfer to a piping bag with nozzle of choice and pipe the meringue in the circles drawn earlier. 

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a bit golden brown and dry. Take out of the oven and let them cool.

Chestnut filling.

  1. Preheat your oven to 200℃. With a knife, cut a cross shape on both sides of each chestnut. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until the chestnuts’ shells begin to open.

  2. While still hot and with a towel (to not burn your hands), peel the chestnuts and transfer them to a saucepan. Add the water, sugar and vanilla. Heat until water has reduced to half. 

  3. Transfer the mixture with the water to a food processor and process until smooth. This is your chestnut puree, set aside.

  4. Whip 1 cup whipping cream with your mixer while adding 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp vanilla gradually. Whip until stiff peaks. Add the pureed chestnuts and mix again until incorporated.

  5. Transfer mixture to a piping bag with a nozzle of choice.

Whipped cream

  1. With your hand or electric mixer, whip 1 1/2 cups whipping cream while adding 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla gradually. Whip until stiff peaks. 

Putting together the Mont Blanc

  1. Start with your largest meringue circle, pipe some chestnut filling on top, put the second largest circle on the chestnut filling and repeat until all meringues are used and you have a mountain of alternating meringues and chestnut filling. 

  2. Pipe the whipped cream all over in lines starting with the bottom to the top. Decorate with more chestnuts and enjoy!

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