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How to Freeze Chestnut Paste

How to Freeze Chestnut Paste

Gather a lot of chestnuts during the chestnut season, and preserve them. You can prepare them quickly whenever you want to eat them.

Ingredients

Chestnuts
As many as you want
Water
Enough to immerse the chestnuts

Steps

1. Rinse the chestnuts roughly. Immerse the chestnuts in water in a pot. Cover with a lid, and cook over medium heat for about 30 - 40 minutes. (The cooking time will depend on the size of the chestnuts. )
2. When the chestnuts are cooked, drain the water and let them cool.
3. Cut the chestnuts in half, and scoop out the flesh with a spoon, etc.
4. Process the chestnuts in a food processor until smooth. (This process makes the preparation easy after thawing. )
5. Put the smoothed chestnut paste in a freezer bag, and freeze it.
6. When you thaw it, try this recipe and enjoy the delicious chestnut flavour. Recipe ID: 1555882.
7. Please refer to Recipe ID: 1597818 also regarding storing chestnuts.

Story Behind this Recipe

My parents gave me a lot of chestnuts, so I tried to preserve them.
Raw chestnuts (without the shells) keep for a month at the longest when frozen because they absorb freezer odors, so I wanted to find a different method for preservation...