As we are in the path of the storm of the century I have armed myself with all of the provisions needed especially a pile of books and a pot of chocolate chaud. What more could you ask for?
This recipe a perfect treat on a cold day, or any day for that matter. It is from one of my favorite cookbook authors and bloggers Dorrie Greenspan, it is her version of Laudree's chocolat chaud.
Chocolat Chaud or French Hot Chocolate
Recipe from Dorie Greenspan
11/2 cups of whole milk
21/2 Tablespoons of water
21/2 Tablespoons of sugar
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
In a medium saucepan combine the milk, water and sugar, place over medium heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to just a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate, whisk the mixture until the chocolate is melted. Then blend the mixture with an immersion blender or pour mixture into a traditional blender. If using a blender BE CAREFUL and when you put the top on do not add the little plug and put a towel over the hole. Blend for 1 minute.
Pour into cups and enjoy! You can garnish with whipped cream and cocoa powder if you like.