I love chocolate. I love it in a pie, in a cake, on a cake, even in a cocktail. I love to eat it in the winter, in the summer when it’s boiling hot and the chocolate sticks to your hands and makes you feel like a little kid again. I like it for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner and constantly inbetween. I even wake up at 4 in the morning most nights and crave it… friends I have lived with have found me scrambling desperately around the kitchen in my pjs, eyes half open looking for the stuff at 4am… the next day they ask me, with a quizzical look “were you sleepwalking last night?”… no. I knew what I was doing. I LOVE CHOCOLATE, mk?
My mum asked me if i had to give up wine or chocolate what would I choose. I think I would just cry and kneel at the feet of the person asking me to make the decision and hysterically shout “WHY? WHYYYY?”. But it would have to be the wine that got the chop I’m afraid. Let’s hope it never comes to that.
So, enough of the rambling, I decided to make the thickest, richest, most indulgent hot chocolate I could think of. It has a touch of coconut milk, some dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar and milk. Topped with a toasted marshmallow…
Here are some of my favourite food links this week. Awesome awesome ideas and tips from Turntable Kitchen on throwing a killer birthday party. A recipe that I tried this week – Roasted eggplant noodles.
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- 100g dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- marshmallows (as many as you want!)
- Preheat the oven to 220°C
- Place the milk, coconut milk, chocolate in a pan on medium high heat and stir until all the chocolate is melted thoroughly into the liquid.
- Sieve the cocoa powder in and mix in thoroughly and then finally add the sugar making sure it is completely dissolved. Turn the heat down to very low and allow to simmer.
- Meanwhile, place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray and sprinkle the marshmallows on - and place in the preheated oven until the marshmallows are a bit "melty" on the outside - but not too much.
- Take the hot chocolate off the heat and pour into cups - add a marshmallow (or two) on top.
- Serve hot - with chocolate biscuits!