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Issue No. 19

Delicious sunshine cocktails and scrumptious recipes, brilliant features and tons of information and gorgeous photos to inspire your visits. The secret life of castles in Burgundy, the Abbey of Senanque in Provence, Sainte-Denis, Lourdes, Calvados in Normandy, Paris, Grenoble and more...

Scrumptious Chestnut and

Scrumptious Chestnut and Chocolate Torte Ingredients 250g of cooked, peeled chestnuts 250g of unsalted butter plus extra for greasing 250g of 70% coca solids dark chocolate 125ml of double cream 125ml of full fat milk 125g of caster sugar 4 eggs (separate the yolk from the whites) This recipe comes from the No. 1 Luxury B&B in France, La Villa de Mazamet in the south of France near Carcassonne . Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees 1. Grease a 20 cm spring form cake tin. Place the chestnuts, cream & milk into a saucepan, heat gently. 2. Place the chocolate (broken into small pieces) and the butter (cubed) into another pan – heat gently. 3. Place the sugar and egg yolks into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale and thick. 4. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peak consistency. 5. Pour the warmed chestnut mixture into a food processor and, using the pulse setting, blitz for a few seconds. Pour this and the melted chocolate & butter onto the eggs/sugar mixture and stir thoroughly to combine. 6/ Finally, fold in the egg whites and the pour the mixture into your cake tin and back for 35-40 mins. Remove the oven and allow to cool completely. Serve with crème fraiche which goes wonderfully with the rich chocolate torte.