French Food Friday....Chocolat Chaud
One thing that I've noticed, whilst living in France, is that the French adore drinking hot chocolate. Chocolat chaud, as hot chocolate is called in France, is divine. and for some reason or another tastes better when drunk in France as opposed to drinking it in other countries.
It’s thick (but not too thick), creamy, rich, and full of flavour. It touches upon the perfect balance so that you can drink an entire cup and not feel sick to your stomach. Absolutely délicieux.
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, water, and sugar.
2. Place over medium heat and whisk occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture just to a boil.
4. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chocolate. At this point, blend the mixture. If you have an immersion blender, you can do this directly in the saucepan; if not, you’ll need to transfer it to a traditional blender. Either way, blend for 1 minute (on high speed, if using a traditional blender – and take care as hot liquids expand when blended). The finished mixture should be very smooth and frothy.
5. Serve immediately.
Note: Leftover hot chocolate (should there be any left!) can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days. Reheat it gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Blend for 1 minute and then serve immediately.
Bonne fin de semaine à tous....Leeann x