Spiced hot chocolate

Spiced hot chocolate

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 500g 80% couverture chocolate
  • 750ml (3 cups) milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2,5ml (½ tsp) cayenne pepper or chilli powder
  • 75ml (3 shots) brandy
  • 125ml (½ cup) fresh cream, whipped to fluffy peaks

Instructions

1

Finely chop your chocolate. (The best way is to pop it in the freezer for an hour and then run it through a food processor quickly.)

2

Gently bring the milk and cinnamon sticks to just below a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Keeping aside a little of the chocolate for serving, add the remaining chocolate slowly, constantly stirring with a whisk so that the chocolate doesn’t sink to the bottom and burn.

3

Once the chocolate has been added and mixed through, you may add some sugar to taste (but it is preferred bitter).

4

Add the cayenne pepper or chilli and the brandy and stir until mixed through.

5

Serve in little jam jars and top with the whipped cream and chopped chocolate.

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