Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alcoholic Hot Chocolate for some comfort






I've been too sick to cook this weekend.  It has been a crazy week for us.  My hubby just came back from abroad last weekend and was hit by a bad bout of flu.  After he recovered, it was my turn to be down.  Just when I thought I had a strong resistance..

It has been rather upsetting because I had spent the whole of the past 3 weeks planning for an event for my company.. and on the actual day of the event... Bam! I'm hit by the fever.. and all I can do is sleep.  I've taken so much medicine in the past few days that I can literally feel the meds swimming around in my body..




Anyway, I'm glad that I'm feeling much better now other than having a leaky faucet for a nose.  I wanted to have a strong, warm, comfort drink this afternoon because I haven't tasted anything for the past couple of days (yes, i think my tastebuds have died). So, hot chocolate it was...  I found this recipe online (as always)... and it had to be Nigella to the rescue..  The chocolate was much richer than expected, it didn't appear so when I was making it.. but trust me, it is rich! So, those of you who are having a sore throat, stay away from this..  Other than that.. it was wonderfully warming..


Alcoholic Hot Chocolate (adapted from here)
serves 2

2 cups milk
3 1/2 ounces best-quality dark chocolate, bittersweet or semisweet, as preferred
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons honey (i didn't add honey)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons dark rum, or to taste

Directions
Put the milk into a saucepan and break the chocolate into pieces and add to the milk along with a cinnamon stick, honey, and sugar and heat gently until the chocolate is melted.

Add the vanilla and mix with a small hand whisk and still whisking, add a spoonful of the rum first and taste to see if you want more. Add more sugar if you want this sweeter, too. Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into 2 cappuccino or caffe latte cups.



13 comments:

  1. hey do rest well and i hope u feel better soon!

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  2. New follower here - your photographs are gorgeous! I'll probably have to try every one of your recipes because they look good enough to eat ;)

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    1. Hi Zoe, Thanks!! I'm actually new at cooking.. so most of my recipes are adapted from other websites.. So yeah, do give them a go! I usually pick recipes that other fellow cooks rated rather highly :)

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    1. You should! Especially on cold, rainy days!

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  4. Get better!! And again your photos are gorgeous as usual.

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    1. Thanks! I'm slowly getting back in shape!

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  5. that looks soooo delicious!
    lovely blog - i just follow you!
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    1. Thanks for dropping by! It's always flattering and humbling to know that people are following my blog :)

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  6. gorgeous photos!!! love the idea of making a sophisticated hot cocoa!

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  7. amazing pictures. and the cups are great, love the style.

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  8. Perfect for cold weather, lovely, rich and hearty!

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