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Chocolate Chestnut Log

Photography credit: Mark Roper

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Step 1: Cream butter, sugar, egg and Cognac (or brandy) until pale.

Step 2: Add chestnut puree and mix thoroughly. Put half the mixture into a separate bowl and thoroughly mix in the chocolate. Set aside to cool.

Step 3: Spread chocolate mixture into a rectangle shape (about 24 x 12 cm) on a sheet of baking paper or foil, then top with chestnut mixture.

Step 4: Roll into a log shape and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.

Step 5: Unwrap, place on a platter, dust with cocoa and slice with a sharp knife dipped in hot water.

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