Tuesday, May 3

Spanish hot chocolate

As the temperature seems to have plummeted the past couple of days I'd share with you is the recipe for Spanish Hot Chocolate.  Something to warm the cockles, and I swear to you, you will never drink hot cocoa or a store-bought hot chocolate again after having one of these.

I came accross the Spanish Hot chocolate in its' homeland when I spent one January backpacking through Spain on planes, trains, automobiles and ferries.  You can buy them at most bars and eateries.

Makes 2 cups (because you may want to share, or you may not be able to stop at one....)

475ml full cream milk
115gr milk chocolate (or dark if you love it - good way to 'rid yourself' of excess Easter eggs?)
1 tsp. cornflour

Pour milk and cornstarch (cornflour) into a saucepan, turn up the heat and begin to scald, (i.e. making it bubble at the edges of the saucepan) whilst using a metal whisk to ensure there's no lumps.

When it just begins to boil, it should begin to thicken, turn down the heat at this point to low-medium and add your chocolate.  Keep whisking until chocolate melts and it will resemble a bit of a thinnish custard.  Taste and add sugar if you wish to taste, dissolve sugar, then pour into coffee/tea mug.

So it's like a warm and decadent chocolate pannacotta to me.   Feel free to add a dash of Baileys or creme de menthe if you've had a rough day.... xx

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5 lovely comments:

Shell on May 3, 2011 at 7:02 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

mmmm yum! Think a dash of cinnamon or chilli would be delish too

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) on May 3, 2011 at 7:53 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

That looks delish! Perfect for a cold chilly night :)

edenland on May 4, 2011 at 12:14 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Sweet Jaysus .... it looks exactly like the river Augustus Gloop fell in. I'm so making this!

Anonymous said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

my spanish friends made me have this in spain! (i love how they sell special blocks of chocolate for making it over there), but i couldn't finish my cup- too rich for me! i could feel the kilos piling on as i ate/drank it (it felt more like eating than drinking to me)!!!

Amie on May 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

ummm yum. just made some for morning tea. waiting for it to cool down, looks so good.


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