Or Hot Chocolate as its better known.
I like french. It makes everything sound fancy and romantique and beautiful. Makes me have that warm fuzzy feeling.....warms the cockles of my heart. Oh wait, was talking about hot chocolate there!!
I absolutely LOVE hot chocolate!! The liquid gold that coats my lips with silky molten chocolate, coating my tongue in that sinful delicious way that only chocolate can, trickling down my throat, warming up my insides.... ohhh my!!! *fanning myself*
I think Hot Chocolate personifies 'Food Porn'. Its so lusciously inviting, sensually beckoning you, warming you to the depths of your soul.
In the month of December, nothing spells magic better for me than a cozy blanket, hot chocolate, a good book to read/ some good music or stars to gaze at. The festive spirit lurking in the background seems to make everything even more special.
And fairy lights... fairy lights n a BIG cup of this molten gold....
Here's how you can make this too, Ki's Le Chocolat Chaud.
Time taken: 15 mins
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
160 gms of semi sweet, dark chocolate
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
mini dark choco chips
In a sauce pan, chop up the dark chocolate bars and throw them in.
Add the sugar
The instant espresso powder
Cream and milk
Place the pan on a low medium flame and allow to simmer for 10 minutes while stirring intermittently every minute or so. Take care the chocolate does not stick to the pan as it melts otherwise it will add a burnt taste. Look at the glorious soul soother bubbling away
See how thick n glossy the texture is.
Pour yourself a cuppa. Top the hot chocolate with marshmallows and a few mini dark chocolate chips that melt so beautifully when you stir them in the steaming cup.
My Christmassy cup of heaven! Indulge!
Pssst.... Something a li'l extra, Spice up your hot cocoa with some ground cinnamon or a bit of ginger or cayenne or even some whipped cream. I do add a wee bit of Kahlua on special occasions to make it extra extra special....