This recipe was handed down to me from my Italian mother. It's known as 'Torta di Castagne'. It is a no-bake cake, you simply throw all the ingredients together, form a log and allow it to chill overnight before slicing and serving. It is great for any special occasion, on its own or served with whipped cream.
Found in Waitrose or Sainsburys as "Merchant Gourmet Chestnut Puree, Creme De Marrons".
Dear Maria, Since chestnuts are not available in India,I tried this recipe with hazel nuts and cashew nuts.I powdered the nuts and mixed with butter and remaining ingredients.I used sugar substitute.The recipe came out very well and tasty. Thank you. Chhaya. - 17 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
It was wonderful to have something from my childhood!!! I also use a macadamia nut puree...and add other nuts like pistachio...you can also chop up some biscotti and add that! - 03 Feb 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)