Try this Brandied Chestnut Soup recipe, or contribute your own. "Holidays" and "Soups" are two tags used to describe Brandied Chestnut Soup.
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add onion and garlic; saute until soft. Add chicken broth, prepared chestnuts (see note below) or puree, brandy, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Puree mixture, in batches, in blender or food processor. Return to pan; stir in cream. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Thin to desired consistency with a little milk. To prepare chestnuts, slash each nut with a sharp knife. Place nuts in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil; simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut each chestnut in half and scoop out the center. Discard the skin and shell. Serves 6 Typed in MMFormat by firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Good Friends Cookbook Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by email@example.com on Aug 17, 1999