Thursday, March 5, 2009

Live, Love and Eat Chocolate...

So i think it's safe to say that one of our favorite movies of all time is 'Chocolat'.  Not that Juliette and Johnny aren't divine enough, but the premise revolves around the delight that is chocolate-sharing, experiencing, experimenting and enjoying it with whomever you can. Could it get any better? Mix chocolate with only the finest ingredients and it's likey you'll create quite a marriage of yumminess. Like coffee, we will climb the highest mountain in search of the best chocolate morsels around.  So in honor of  this delectable dessert, i would like to share a hot cocoa recipe inspired by the movie Chocolat called:


2c. milk

1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

4 T. cocoa powder

2 T. warm water

1/4c. sugar

generous 1/2t. of ground cinnamon

1/2 t. finely pulverized coffee granules

1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

1 t. cornstarch

2 good pinches of crushed red pepper flakes

In a 2qt. saucepan, heat milk over low heat.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate over double boiler.  Whisk in cocoa, warm water, sugar, cinn, coffee, vanilla and cornstarch.

Stir chocolate mixture into warm milk. Stir in red pepper flakes and heat until frothy.

Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!  


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