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