Granny Charlotte’s Chocolate and Chestnut Mousse Cake

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Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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This recipe is adapted from something my grandmother made for my 28th birthday. She lives in the French Pyrenees and had collected fallen chestnuts that morning while walking the dog in the forest. It was of a magic, mousse-like texture that disappeared from your mouth as you ate it, leaving behind only the delicate flavour of chestnuts, forest floor and rum.

Granny didn’t use a recipe for this cake, she just knew what to do. I suppose that’s what 70 year