Monday, March 21, 2011

Love Is ~ Having Hot Chocolate On A Rainy Night

What do we have here- chocolate,
fresh milk, water and sugar.

Whisk vigorously

Now, we have-- 4 mugs of hot chocolate- just nice on a cold, rainy night

I love hot chocolate- especially on a cold, rainy night. I have this memory of having the best hot chocolate way back in 1999 - in a small, quaint, family-run cafe in the outskirt of Dublin, Ireland. Up until today, I have never come across a good, reliable recipe. Not until I have discovered a good, not-going to fail hot chocolate recipe adapted from the famous tea salon --Laduree, Paris, France. Originally a bakery found in 1862 by Louis Ernest Laduree, a miller from South Western of France, Laduree is famous for its desserts especially macaroons. The famous macaroons eclipsed other good things about Laduree. Now, I am going to share the recipe of one of the best-kept secrets of Laduree- not macaroons, but hot chocolate.
1) 3 cups of fresh milk (750g)
2) 1/3 cup of water (80g)
3) 1/3 cup of brown sugar (65g)
4) 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (175g) -you can also use semi-sweet
5) A pinch of salt
1) Put milk, water and sugar in a saucepan. Boil medium heat.
2) Put chocolate and salt. Boil for another 4-5 minutes.
3) Remove pan from the heat.
4) Whisk vigorously or use hand-held (immersion) blender or transfer the hot chocolate to a
traditional blender and blend on a high speed for 1 minute.
5) There you have it, hot chocolate served hot and frothy.
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Happy Monday, everyone


fara dean said...

Give me a cup of hot choc!
Wow!! mengimbau kenangan ketika hujan!!

nizaineese said...

apalagi.. fara... buatlah...ehhe payah dapat resepi ni tau


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