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Hot Chocolate

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

I think that if I had to choose a feast that matches perfectly with hot chocolate that would be Christmas. There is something about Christmas and chocolate that makes me imagine the most homey, warm and delicious pictures.

Christmas trees, beautiful fancy ornaments, happy people getting together around a festive table. Children making all the fuss in the world, women cooking and baking, fireplace on in full speed are some of the pictures that come to my mind. And on top of all this a cup of hot chocolate; for guests, for children, for moms and dads. Warm, filling, tingling your taste buds and making you somehow feel happy, warm and safe. I don’t know about you but for me a cup of hot chocolate is all the above and even more. And every time I drink it, even if it’s not Christmas, all these pictures come to my mind and suddenly it is another feast for me.

Hot Chocolate

Christmas is coming fast and I think there is no better way to celebrate with your friends and family than with a warm, inviting cup of chocolate. Or, after a tiring Christmas Day with cooking and baking all day, serving friends and family and cleaning afterwards, just help yourself with a cup of hot chocolate, put your favorite music, place your feet up to rest and just relax and unwind from the very tiring day. Whatever you do these Christmas, just try to squeeze in a cup of this chocolate and you won’t regret it. That’s a promise!

Hot Chocolate

 

Winners of the Giveaway

Apart from chocolate, we have two winners who are going to receive one basket of Greek delicacies, a very generous offer from trofos.com anywhere in the world. So, drums on and the winners are:

  1. Beth Pollock of Muses and Meringues
  2. Suzy of The Mediterranean Dish

Congratulations to the winners! Please send me your addresses so I can forward them to trofos.com to send you the baskets. Stay tuned because another one giveaway comes next!

 

 

Hot Chocolate

 

 

5.0 from 6 reviews
Hot Chocolate and A Winner
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream 35% fat
For the Hot Chocolate
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • 150 gr. dark chocolate 60% cocoa
  • 50 gr. dry milk
  • 5 gr. corn starch
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. First make the whipped cream by beating in your stand mixer until soft peaks are formed and put it in the fridge.
For the Chocolate
  1. In a pot add the milk and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Throw the chocolate and whisk until it melts.
  4. Throw the dry milk and corn starch having mix them previously.
  5. Increase the heat to high and whisk constantly until the chocolate thickens.
  6. Remove from fire pour in glasses and serve adding a dollop of whipped cream on top.
  7. If you want to make it even more decadent pour some caramel syrup on top.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe from chef Jacques Torres

 
5.0 from 6 reviews
Ζεστή Σοκολάτα Ρόφημα
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για την Κρέμα Σαντιγί
  • 1 φλ. Κρέμα γάλακτος 35%
Για την Σοκολάτα
  • 2 φλ. πλήρες γάλα
  • 150 γρ. σοκολάτα 60% κακάο
  • 50 γρ. γάλα σε σκόνη
  • 5 γρ. Κορν φλάουρ
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Πρώτα φτιάχνετε τη σαντιγί βάζοντας την κρέμα γάλακτος στο μίξερ σας και χτυπώντας τη μέχρι να γίνει σαν γιαούρτι.
  2. Βάλτε τη στο ψυγείο.
Για τη Σοκολάτα
  1. Σε μια κατσαρόλα προσθέστε το γάλα και φέρτε σε βρασμό.
  2. Μειώστε τη θερμοκρασία στο μέτριο.
  3. Ρίξτε τη σοκολάτα και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να λιώσει.
  4. Ρίξτε το γάλα σε σκόνη και το κορν φλάουρ που τα έχετε ήδη ανακατέψει.
  5. Αυξήστε τη θερμοκρασία σε υψηλή και ανακατέψτε συνεχώς μέχρι να πήξει η σοκολάτα.
  6. Αφαιρέστε από την φωτιά ρίξτε στα ποτήρια και σερβίρετε προσθέτοντας μια κουταλιά κρέμα σαντιγί στην κορυφή.
  7. Αν θέλετε να το κάνετε ακόμα πιο γευστικό προσθέστε σιρόπι καραμέλας στην κορυφή.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή του chef Jacques Torres

 

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