Saturday, July 9, 2011

Chocolat Chaud

I came home from my demo tonight and went to pour myself a glass of wine while I sat down and did my paperwork.  It's cold here tonight though, and my people are still holidaying down the Coast so I'm home alone and I felt like a little more love and comfort than wine would provide.  The answer - hot chocolate.

One of my all time favourite hot chocolates is the gorgeous stuff they serve at Angelina in Paris -  It's so thick and chocolatey that they serve it with a side of cream, to cut it.  This recipe has a similar taste to that one, but is nowhere near as thick (and therefore somewhat less likely to lead you straight to hospital with clogged arteries).

I've got down on my "to try" list the Creamy Hot Chocolate recipe from Jo at Quirky Cooking -  I'm going to give that a go tomorrow night and compare it to the hot chocolate I made tonight.  I'll keep you posted!

Hot Chocolate (with a kick)

*  85g dark chocolate
*  150ml cream
*  1tsp coca
*  2tsp rapadura sugar
*  1 tbs honey
*  400ml milk
*  40ml Tia Maria (optional, but defnitely worth addding!)

*  Break chocolate into pieces, grate at Speed 9 for 10 seconds on Speed 8.
*  Add cream, melt for 2 minutes at 50°C on Speed 3.
*  Add all other ingredients, heat for 8 minutes at 80°C on Speed 5.

Easily serves 4-5: you can make it go further by adding more milk (esp. if you find it too rich).

Paulie likes this one spiced up a bit - I add some ground chilli to his, with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Delish!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link, Brooke! I love my hot chocolate thick and rich too!! :D