Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hot Hot Hot Stuuuufff!


The other day I caught a food network special on holiday food gifts. Tyler Florence made Hot Chocolate and I really wanted to try it.

Couldn't be simpler and is perfect for a chocolate lover. Rich. Warm. Spicy. Earthy. Not cloyingly sweet!

Let's get started:

3/4 cup dried milk & 3/4 cup sugar

Add 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.

Mix the ingredients and add 2-4 oz of bittersweet chocolate pieces. The recipe called for 4 oz and I wanted to use 2 oz...use what you prefer.

Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the mix and add 1/2 cup of very hot water. Mix until blended. Add another 1/2 cup of hot water. Stir.

Add some marshmallows....if you like....I do.

Curl up on your couch in your favorite pajamas and enjoy your 'stories.'

Each recipe gives you about 6 cups of hot chocolate...depending on how much mix you use for each serving. Store in an airtight container.


joyous said...

Ha! This is what everyone in my family is getting from me for Christmas, along with the marshmellows he made. I'm glad to know you approve, and you used less chocolate. I was thinking 4 oz is a bit much.

Barbara said...

I made some homemade hot cocoa mix that Alton Brown had on a show. It was pretty good and not overly sweet like the pre-packaged stuff is.