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Peking Dust #1

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Chestnuts
  • Water to cover
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1 -(up to)
  • 2 c Heavy cream
  • 2 tb Powdered sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract


1. Score chestnuts by making a crisscross cut on the flat side of each one.

2. Bring water to a boil. Add chestnuts and cook until soft (about 40
minutes). Drain, let cool and shell.

3. Mince or grind chestnut meats; then blend in sugar and salt. Shape the
mixture as a mound on a serving platter.

4. Whip cream. Then fold in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Arrange as
a topping over chestnut mound.

5. Serve garnished with either preserved kumquats or maraschino cherries;
or with "Glazed Fruit for Peking Dust", which must be prepared in advance
(see recipe). VARIATION: In step 4, fold half the sweetened whipped cream
into the chestnut mixture. Pack the mixture into an oiled mold or bowl;
then carefully invert onto a serving platter. Top with remaining whipped
cream, and garnish as in step 5.

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