Experiment: chocolate and chestnut tart

I still have around 2 tins of chestnut cream back when I was baking for Life with Cacao’s highlight dish.

Since today was my family’s weekly dinner, I decided to put the chestnut cream to good use and be creative with it. One thing led to another and so the chocolate and chestnut tart was created.

To recreate, you will need: Continue reading

Announcement: Life with Cacao’s September Highlight dish is the Chocolate Chestnut Torte

So I have huge news for you!
The Oven Experiments’ very own Chocolate Chestnut Torte is Life with Cacao’s September Highlight dish.
It will be available for 2 week only! So hurry up and go try it. Quantities are limited.

Homemade marrons glacés

Marron glacé. This is a treat I had to accustom my palate to.  All my life up until 3 years ago I assumed I did not like marron glacé! Why? Because as a child I tried it and hated it and so I grew up thinking I didn’t like it.

My mother, on the other hand, loves it and always has. Three mother’s days ago, I decided to change the routine and make her marrons glacés instead.

When I had my BDesserts business I got some of my supplies from a local company that imports French products called FAMECO and they sent out recipes on a monthly basis and one of them was how to make marrons glacés. It seemed fairly easy and it was. This is when I had my first bite as an adult and fell in love with it.

I made it again yesterday and this what you need: Continue reading