Dried chestnuts are also available from health food stores, but must be soaked in water overnight then simmered before use. The chestnut season is brief, but whole peeled chestnuts, either canned or vacuum-packed, are available from major supermarkets. For the nozzle in Step 11, I used a Mont Blanc nozzle, 10 mm (with 11 holes). I love chestnut, so I came up with a simple yet delicious pudding recipe.

It doesn't matter if you don't have vanilla beans.

Recipe by ko-ko Please use Bonne Maman for the chestnut cream.