Sunday, October 12, 2008

Store-bought Mont Blanc

Store-bought Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is my absolute favorite, but I have never tried making one myself.

See inside?

This one consisted of sponge(?) cake at the bottom and layers of whipping cream and chocolate sponge cake, covered with chestnut cream and topped with whipping cream, a piece of bitter chocolate and a chervil leaf. Another fluffy, not-too-sweet dessert which disappeared VERY quickly.



Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! That looks SO good. I have never had this 'mont blanc' before, but now I want some. Yum. :D

Anonymous said...

wow! which store did you buy this from?

Marie said...

I've never heard of mont blanc before, but chestnut cream sounds like a not too sweet, but still tasty dessert element!

Rachael Hutchings said...

I LOVE mont blanc! I love how you can get so many different variations on it in Japan. Mmmmmm... I miss it!

yamo said...

looks delicious!
my wife is a Japanese pastry chef so I get all these nice Japanese pastries like mont blanc and shortcake :D

safiria said...

here's the traditional recipe ;)
in this version , that has French origins, the preparation results a bit longer and more complicated... It's made with peeled big chestnuts, boiled with milk, vanilla and sugar and passed through a vegetable-mill.
You have to use that one with large holes, so the mashed chestnuts will fall in a "mountain" pile...and, finally, you just have to cover it with a delicious amount of "snowy" whipped cream!!!

obachan said...

Anonymous commenter
Yep, it was really good. ;)

I bought it at a supermarket called "Ace One."

Yeah, chestnut cream is so flavorful and I love it soooo much.

Fuji mama
Talking about different variations of mont blanc, check this out! ;)

OMG, LUCKY YOU!! (Can you ask your wife if she knows a male pastry chef who is looking for a Japanese wife?) LOL

Wow... Peeling big chestnuts must be a hard work but it must be really worth it. I can imagine. :)

yamo said...

I'm sure she does! Want me to ask? hahaha