23 November 2010
Rich Hot Chocolate Recipe
I have been trying to create a hot chocolate product at Steenbergs and as part of my research I came up with this really rich hot chocolate recipe. This Hot Chocolate Recipe is something to relax with and enjoy at home, since Sophie calls it "a hug in a mug". It is, however, probably impossible to commercialise as any attempt to dumb it down will make the whole experience cheap and less luxurious.
Recipe For Rich Hot Chocolate Drink
575ml /1 pint / 2½ cups full fat milk
60ml / ¼ cup water
60g / 2 oz / ¾ cup good quality Fairtrade caster sugar (not your plain white stuff)
100g / 3½ oz dark Fairtrade chocolate (I use one bar of Divine chocolate)
In a bowl over boiling water, melt the chocolate bar, then switch off the heat but leave over the hot water.
Put the milk and water into a pan and bring to the boil. Just as the first bubbles appear at the edges, take the pan off the heat. Add the caster sugar and stir in until dissolved.
Add the chocolate and stir in; reheat the mixture until it just starts to bubble again.
Take it off the heat, then whisk quickly with a hand whisk for about 1 minute. Pour into 2 or 3 mugs, sit back and enjoy.