Recipe taken from France: The Cookbook
Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 people
1kg (2¼ lb) chestnuts
750 ml (1¼ pints) milk
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
40 g (1½ oz) butter
Place the chestnuts in a pan with the milk, sugar and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove the chestnuts and process to a purée in a food processor. Moisten with a little of the cooking liquid, and beat in the butter.
Season with salt and pepper for a savoury purée, or add sugar to make a sweet purée.