Decadent...triple hot chocolate with cream
When Elly decided to hold a blogging event associated with music I knew she was on a winner. Music along with food are life's essentials. I often have something playing in the background as I cook and photograph my creations. I was stumped initially about what I was going to do. I finally decided to go back to the 70's with a funky, get down, sensual song. Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing". So I'm basing my entry on the bands name. I whipped up a decadent, rich, sensual hot chocolate loaded with calorific goodness! And boy is it sexy! Think full fat creamy milk, good couverture chocolate and whipped cream. (There's a lot to be said about the 70's isn't there?...flares, bad hair, cool music). I'm dedicating this creation to all the foodie gals of the blogosphere. After all, we should know by now that "chocolate is the universal language of women" worldwide. And chocolate is sexy! Here's my entry for Elly's Eat To The Beat.
RECIPE FOR TRIPLE HOT CHOCOLATE WITH CREAM
200 grams of good couverture chocolate (at least 70%)
2 cups of full fat creamy milk
cocoa powder for dusting
1 x Chocolate stirrer ( I used that iconic Australian chocolate called "Flake". It's a crumbly chocolate log that has these amazing layers..it melts as you "stir" the chocolate!)
Place your milk in a saucepan over a low heat and add the chocolate. Stir slowly till the chocolate melts. We want it slightly above warm and not too scalding hot. Otherwise the chocolate will get burnt. Pour in a mug or glass and top with whipped cream. Dust with cocoa and add your "chocolate stirrer" of choice i.e. your favourite chocolate bar. By the way, its up to you if you feel like adding sugar. It may be sweet enough as it is!