Chestnut soup with walnut sticks

Chestnut soup with walnut sticks


Prepare the soup

Peel and dice the onion. Wash and halve the chilli pepper, then remove the stalk base, white ribs and seeds. Cut the two halves into small rings. Melt half of the butter in a pan, then sauté the onions in the pan without browning them. Add the chestnuts and continue to fry for a short time.  


Prepare the soup 

Deglaze with the white port. Add the chopped chilli pepper, pour in the stock and leave to simmer. Pour in the vegetable fat then season the soup with salt and pepper. Add the remaining butter then blend into a fine purée using a hand blender. Strain the soup through a fine sieve, pushing it through with a ladle.  


Prepare walnut sticks 

Melt the butter in a small pan. Arrange the filo pastry sheets on your work surface and brush them with the melted butter. Finely chop the walnuts in a food chopper. Brush the pastry with some honey, sprinkle walnuts on two-thirds of each sheet and roll them up tightly. Brush each roll with some melted butter, put them on the universal tray and bake in the X BO (220°C/0% humidity) for 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown.  


Finish the soup 

Wash the parsley and shake it dry. Bring the soup to the boil again. In the meantime, heat up the milk then froth it. Pour the soup into bowls and garnish with the milk froth and one parsley leaf per bowl. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper if desired and serve with the halved walnut sticks. 

Preparation: 40 min. 
Baking/cooking time: 6 min.
Serves 4

For the chestnut soup 

  • 1 onion 
  • 1 small chilli pepper 
  • 50 g butter 
  • 150 g chestnuts (peeled and pre-cooked) 
  • 75 ml white port 
  • 400 ml vegetable stock 
  • 125 g vegetable fat 
  • Salt 
  • Ground pepper 
  • 2 sprigs of parsley 
  • 100 ml oat milk (barista-quality) 
  • Cayenne pepper 


For the walnut sticks 

  • 30 g butter 
  • 2 sheets of filo pastry (or strudel pastry) 
  • 20 g chopped walnuts 
  • 1 tbsp honey, e.g. chestnut honey 
  • Possibly chilli pepper and/or 
  • pepper 

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