Chestnut and Chocolate Pudding

This is simply an ideal Christmas pudding alternative…rich, festive & delicious!

1 1/2 lbs chestnut puree
5 ozs unsalted butter
5 ozs castor sugar
1/2 lb dark chocolate
a little brandy
whipped cream to serve
Cream the butter & sugar until pale. Melt the choclate and allow to cool slightly and then add to the butter mixture. Also add the chestnut puree at this stage. Flavour with a little brandy. Turn into a mould (greased) or add to small pudding glasses and place in the fridge over night. When you are ready to serve, either turn our of the mould onto a plate or remove glasses from the fridge. Tops with a little whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate for decoration. Enjoy!