After you've spent some time drilling, stringing and, erm, conkering (sic), you can get on with this wintry broth.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 500 g vacuum-packed chestnuts
  • 40 g butter
  • 600 ml chicken stock 
  • 160 g cream (33%)
  • Possibly some milk (3,5%)
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper  from the mill
  • Piment d’Espelette
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large apple, cored and finely diced

For the full recipe and instructions click here.