Chestnut Puree

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Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 2 lb. chestnuts
  • veal or chicken stock
  • ½ oz. butter


Peel and skin chestnuts as in preceding recipe. Put them into the boiling stock with a little salt and stew gently until tender (use barely enough stock to cover). Strain. Put the chestnuts through a wire sieve. Put them back into the pan, add the butter and enough of the cooking liquor to give a thick purée. Add the cream and season carefully. Serve in a hot vegetable dish. Put tiny pieces of