Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's (almost!) snowing...time for hot cocoa!

If it's going to be freezing, it might as well snow, right? Today Atlantans across the city are buying up everything at the grocery store and leaving work early for fear that an inch of snow might completely lock down the city. Yippee! Doesn't it make you want to curl up with a good book (or perhaps a Jersey Shore marathon?) and some hot cocoa?

This sounds like just what I need!

Double-Chocolate Hot Chocolate
Recipe by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup boiling water
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Jack Daniel's whiskey (optional)
Marshmallows, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine the bittersweet chocolate with the milk chocolate. Add the boiling water and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk the chocolate mixture until it is smooth.
In a small saucepan, bring the milk and heavy cream just to a simmer. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk over moderate heat until hot. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the whiskey. Pour the hot chocolate into demitasse cups or small mugs, garnish with marshmallows and serve.

Photo credit: Food & Wine Magazine, Ditte Isager



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