Traditional recipes

Chestnut Mousse

Chestnut Mousse

The gelatin in the mousse stabilizes it, so you can make and fill the roll a day ahead without worrying about it weeping or deflating.


  • ¾ teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 6 ounces vacuum-packed or jarred roasted chestnuts
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Preparation

  • Place 1 Tbsp. cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, bring chestnuts, milk, salt, and vanilla to a simmer in a small saucepan and cook until chestnuts are falling apart and milk has reduced by half, 12−18 minutes. Add gelatin, stirring to dissolve. Transfer mixture to a food processor and blend until very smooth. Let chestnut cream cool.

  • Whisk cream in a medium bowl to soft peaks. Using an electric mixer, beat yolks and granulated sugar in another medium bowl until pale and thick, about 4 minutes. Beat in cooled chestnut cream, then use a spatula to gently fold in whipped cream.

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