- 2 pounds fresh chestnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 3 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
- a few drops vanilla extract (optional)
Make a cut on the flat side of each chestnut. Simmer the chestnuts in boiling water for 40 – 45 minutes. Drain the chestnuts, allow to cool, and then shell them, being sure to remove all of the inner skin. Grind the chestnuts into a fine powder. Combine with the salt with the Sugar, stirring.