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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jacques's Orange Hot Chocolate Mix

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Yes sometimes a simple thing like homemade hot chocolate can be such a great treat. This is from Jacque Torres, the chocolate master.

1 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, finely grated
1/2 cup whole dry milk powder
1 orange, zested
Pinch cinnamon, to taste
Marshmallows, optional

Place the milk powder, grated chocolate (use a microplane grater), orange zest and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into attractive tins or jars and give to your best friends.

To make hot chocolate: Pour 1 cup milk into a saucepan and heat until hot but not boiling. Stir in 1/2 cup hot chocolate mixture and bring right below a boil. You can also use a cinnamon stick to stir the hot chocolate. In that case, do not add the ground cinnamon in the recipe. Serving with marshmallows is optional, but delicious.