For me, Winter is all about curling up with a good ol’ book by the fire to escape the cold.
But obviously this scene would not be complete without a nice warm cuppa.
Yep, sometimes I brew a mug of peppermint tea, but sometimes i’m like
‘ummmmmmmmmmm i actually feel like a cheeky hot choccy’
But from time to time a bought hot chocolate mix just doesn’t make the cut.
Sometimes we go all the way to milky town, where I add like 10 tablespoons to reach the perfect chocolaty level, and sometimes till i’m like ‘mmmmm mehh’
(you may call me a hot chocolate snob, but when you work in a chocolate store, it’s inevitable that your standards are lifted).
So this gal went off to solve some serious first world problems by making home-made hot chocolate mix to avoid that disappointed saga.
The first time I attempted this was with a friend who was suffering the woes and pain of post wisdom teeth operation, so what better way to distract her from her home bound boredom then to whip out the big guns (aka the food processor).
And lemme tell ya, it was a hit.
It was so good, I made it all over again, and may or may not be sipping on some now…
This recipe is adapted by the one and only baking legend Isy Hossack at Top with Cinnamon.
Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate
50g Dark Bittersweet Chocolate
50g Milk Chocolate
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup milk powder
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons corn flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup of milk to serve
Break the chocolate into chunks and blend in a food processor until mealy.
Add the cocoa, sugar, powdered milk, salt, and corn flour and cinnamon to the food processor.
(If you don’t have a food processor, finely grate the chocolate instead – then stir in the rest of the ingredients by hand) and blend until combined.
Scoop the mixture into a jar (make sure you scrape around the edges of the food processor bowl to dislodge any chocolate that may be stuck there) and screw on the lid.
To serve, a small pot combine the milk and hot cocoa mix.
Whisk together gently over a medium heat until well mixed and steaming. Pour into a mug and serve.
Top with froth if you wanna, cause ya know, froth is where the fun is at.
and FYI i’m never going back to bought hot choccy mix, it’s kinda that good.
Just thought i’d let ya know.