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Jan 27, 2008 12:43 PM

Chestnut paste in Toronto??

Does anyone know where to get chestnut paste in Toronto? I've once seen the canned ones in Montreal however i have never found anything in Toronto. Have you seen something like this in the stores?

Also, what about making it from frest chestnuts? I really love the chest nut mousse that some asian bakery has.. and would love to try making it myself...

any idea or suggestion??


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  1. I remember seeing them at Longo's.

    1. Highland Farms in Kennedy x Ellesmere had them when I last looked.

      It's also not difficult to make. Use a food processor or a blender to mix boiled chestnuts, milk or cream (your choice), and sugar. Heat the mixture in low to medium heat for a few minutes, et voila. If you'd like you can also add vanilla beans and/or rum.
      You can play around with the chestnut:milk (or cream):sugar ratio, depending on how firm or soft you want your paste.

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        1. I bought a couple cans of unsweetened chestnut puree at the Dominion in College Park several months back

          1. i bought these pudding cup sized things of "chestnut creme" from wholefoods on avenue because they looked interesting .. i think it is made of chestnuts and sugar .. it has a pasty texture too..