Chocolate chestnut fondant

You should know by now that I love chocolate. Another thing that is sure to tickle my taste buds is chestnut. Add them together and you have a winner.


Source: inspired by a recipe from Martine bichonne son menu  and Recette de cuisine


Homemade chestnut purée
500g cooked chestnuts
1 vanilla pod
300g sugar
300g water

500g chestnut purée
100g dark chocolate
3 eggs
100g unsalted butter



  1. First make the chestnut purée: heat the water and sugar in the TM bowl 9 min/Varoma/speed 3.
  2. Add the chestnuts, the vanilla seeds and heat 22 min/100C/speed 3.
  3. Blend 30 sec/speed 9.
  4. Pour into a sterilised jar.
  5. To make the fondant: preheat the oven at 150C. Melt the chocolate and butter 4 min/50C/speed 2, scraping the sides of the bowl half way through.
  6. Set the Thermomix to speed 3 and add the eggs through the hole in the lid.
  7. Add the chestnut purée and mix 15 sec/speed 4.
  8. Pour out into a buttered and floured cake tin or silicone mould.
  9. Bake for 30 to 45 min depending on the size of the tin.


6 Responses to Chocolate chestnut fondant

  1. Oh my, and I’m still not over the excitement of your Steamed Chocolate And Chestnut Cheesecake from last October! Thank you, thank you.

  2. Another winning recipe for our Best Friend in the Kitchen, Nora! Many thanks for sharing and Happy Thermomix cooking!

  3. Dommage que tu sois loin, je serais venue te rendre une petite visite intéressée et gourmande !!!! Bonne soirée, bises !

  4. How long would you expect the chestnut puree to store for? Would you store it in the refrigerator or in the pantry?

  5. Amazing. Great recipe. Thanks. I peeled my chestnuts by spilling them in half, rinsing them in water and cooking on high in microwave for I min. Then I pushed the chestnut out quite easily. I also buttered and sprinkled breadcrumbs on a springform cake tin.

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