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)
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
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.