Cream of Chestnut Soup
Enjoy every spoonful of this delicate and sweet soup.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut a cross on each chestnut shell and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until well roasted.
Using a medium size Dutch oven, sautÃ© the onions, shallots and bay leaves with butter on a medium to high heat for 2 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Add garlic, salt and ground clover and sautÃ© for another 2 minutes.
Stir occasionally allowing the onions to caramelize a little.
Turn off the heat and remove the bay leaves from the pot.
Allow the roasted chestnuts to cool and peel the shells and any skin covering the tender chestnuts.
Place peeled chestnuts in a food processor with 1/2 to 1 cup of chicken stock and the sautÃ©ed onions and garlic.
PurÃ©e to a smooth consistency.
Return the purÃ©ed chestnuts to the Dutch oven on a medium to low heat and add the remaining chicken stock and cook to a slow boil.
Remove from heat and add yogurt.
Taste to adjust seasonings with brown sugar.
For a smoother consistency, add more chicken stock to the soup.