Friday, December 10, 2010

5 Days of Hot Chocolate

Let's Celebrate Friday...
There's a reason why I love Nigella Lawson. It's because she comes up with wonderful things like a hot chocolate spiked with rum. Quite a fabulous way to finish up our 5 Days of Hot Chocolate and celebrate Friday don't you think?
Alcoholic Hot Chocolate by Nigella Lawson
Serves: 2


2 cups milk
3 1/2 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, bittersweet or semisweet, as preferred
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum, or to taste

Put the milk into a saucepan and break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk along with a cinnamon stick, honey, and sugar and heat gently until the chocolate is melted.

Add the vanilla and mix with a small hand whisk and still whisking, add a spoonful of the rum first and taste to see if you want more. Add more sugar if you want this sweeter, too. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into 2 cappuccino or caffe latte cups.

"Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food."
- Michael Levine, Nutrition Researcher

Image via Food Network