Autumn is here! It is the season that some particular delicacies appear in food markets. Such delicacies are mushrooms, persimmon, nuts and so much more. Amongst all these foods in this season the one that stands out especially for Japanese people is definitely Sweet Chestnut. We love Chestnuts very much. We use them for making all sorts of sweets and even for savoury dishes. The most loved sweet with chestnuts in Japan is undoubtedly Mont Blanc which of course is a western cake with a soft sponge as the base and topped up with a swirl of sweet delicious chestnuts cream. Every Autumn when I find sweet chestnuts at a front of green groceries I have been thinking that I would arrange this nations favourite cake into a Japanese sweet ‘Wagashi’ someday.
Mochi Mont Blanc
So this year I finally managed to make my own Japanese sweet version of Mont Blanc. Instead of sponge I used soft sweet ‘Mochi’, rice cake, as the base. For making the delicious Chestnut flavour to stand out, I selected simple plain flavoured one.
I managed to create the iconic swirl look of Mont Blanc with sweet chestnuts cream. It is made of smooth chestnuts cream, sweet white bean paste and some secret ingredient to bring out the best flavour. In order to enhance the chestnut flavour I added some chopped chestnuts pieces cooked in syrup inside as well as sweet white bean paste. A piece of sweet chestnut piece placed on the very top of each sweet as a decoration.
It’s Vegan and Gluten free.
Let’s keep enjoying the rest of all the Autumn flavour!