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Ginger Chestnut Mont Blanc
  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

Ginger Chestnut Mont Blanc
Method

The name of this dessert was inspired by the tall icy mountain… Mont Blanc… since the torte looks like a snowy mountain!!!

  • Preheat oven to 100* C (212* F) Fan.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place a 18 cm dish onto the parchment paper and drew a circle around the dish, on one of the baking sheets. Do the same with the other 2 baking sheets, but use a 15 cm dish for one and a 13 cm dish for the last one.

For the meringues

  • Beat the egg whites in a mixer, using the whisk attachment, on low speed. Add the sugar and gradually turn up the speed, mixing until stiff peaks form.
  • When stiff peaks form and the meringue looks glossy, add the caster sugar and mix with a spatula. Fill a piping bag with the meringue. Pipe spirals onto the parchment paper, filling the circles.
  • Bake for 2 hours or until dry, at 100* C (212*F).
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.

For the chestnut puree

  • To a pot, add the sugar, water and chestnuts. Bring to a boil and simmer for ½ an hour over low heat until there is left 1 inch of water at the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the chestnuts along with the liquid to a food processor.
  • Process and add a little more water to help the puree become smoother. Put the puree in the refrigerator and allow to cool completely (about 2-3 hours).

For the filing

  • Put the chestnut puree in a mixer and beat with the paddle attachment, until smooth. Switch to the whisk attachment and add the mascarpone, heavy cream and the vanilla syrup.
  • Beat the mixture until very smooth and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Put back in the refrigerator until firm.

To serve

  • Add the ginger and heavy cream to a small saucepan, over medium heat. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 2 minutes. Pass the cream through a sieve. Add the finely chopped chocolate. Stir with a spatula until it is completely incorporated.
  • Place the 18 cm meringue onto the base a serving dish. Add part of the filling on top. Cover with the 15 cm meringue. Add filling. Cover with the last meringue and top with the ganache.
  • Put torte in refrigerator to become firm and come together.
Tip
Don’t expect to be able to serve a perfectly shaped piece! This is a rustic, winter torte!
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

248
Calories (kcal)
12 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.6
Total Fat (g)
18 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

8.5
Saturated Fat (g)
43 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

30.9
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

25.5
Sugars (g)
28 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

2.2
Protein (g)
4 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.2
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.09
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.