Sunday, 20 January 2013

making the perfect hot chocolate...








Basic hot chocolate recipe
100g dark chocolate
500ml milk
sugar to taste

grate the dark chocolate into a saucepan of warm milk, adding sugar to taste, then whipping to make frothy. We heated ours today on a campfire in the snow.

Variations

1. For grown ups add a glug of ameretto, a pinch of sea salt and some crumbled ameretti biscuits on top (my current fav!)
2. For a spicy hot chocolate add a cinnamon stick and star anise to the chocolate, add whipped cream, and grate some nutmeg on top
3. For children add the seeds of a vanilla pod and mini marshmallows
4. Or for something really special add some squirty cream and a crunchy or flake crumbled on top!

8 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious. I love how you made it outside. I want a campfire! NOW!

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  2. I can't believe this snow, also your little boys jumper is gorgeous. Boozy hot chocolate s the way forward. - Annie

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  3. No snow here in northern Virginia, today. But that doesn't make your hot chocolate tips any the less appealing.
    Thanks, Emma.
    Linda

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  4. Crickey! Such deliciousness. We have one of those bucket BBQ's - great idea to use it in the snow and a kettle! (you are always surprising Emma!) x

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  5. We've been enjoying lots of hot choc this weekend too - perfect after sledging, making snow angels and building snow houses. But what a great idea to make it outdoors. Hoping we are snowed in a bit longer now so we can try it!

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  6. Wish I'd thought to make it outdoors. Looks good fun.

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  7. So interesting, i love the thought of making it outside. And making hot chocolate is just perfect.

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