Welcome the cooler weather with:

Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon and Chile

cooking chocolate / couverture 1 cup
cream 1 cup
milk 1 cup
cinnamon stick 1 pc
fresh red chile 1 pc

Combine all the ingredients in a thick bottom saucepan (to prevent ant burning)
Using a low to medium heat, slowly bring to a gentle simmer while stirring. This will prevent the chocolate sitting on the bottom of the pan and burning

Once the ingredients have combined and the chocolate has melted, allow to sit on a low heat for 5 - 10 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse

Remove the chile and the cinnamon stick

Bring back to a boil

Serve in small espresso cups or 1/2 fill larger cups, top with lightly whipped cream and serve topped with grated chocolate and/or a light sprinkling of ground cinnamon

Johnny Depp. French village. Chocolate. Need I say more.

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness... Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp make me swoon. Having them in a movie about chocolate? It's like the holy trinity. I love the soundtrack -- peppered with gypsy jazz/manouche jazz that makes you want to get up and dance.