Chestnut Slice Recipe

Chestnut Slice Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g / 2 lb loaf

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (semi-sweet) chocolate
100 g/4 oz butter or margarine, softened
100 g/4 oz caster (superfine) sugar
450 g/1 lb/1 large can unsweetened chestnut puree
25 g/1 oz rice flour
A few drops of vanilla essence (extract)
150 ml whipping cream, whipped
Grated chocolate to decorate

Method:

Melt the plain chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the chestnut puree, chocolate, rice flour and vanilla essence. Turn into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and chill until firm. Decorate with whipped cream and grated chocolate before serving.

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