Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year: Double Hot Chocolate

"A walk in the woods provides the perfect opportunity for kicking around some random thoughts along with leaves. Celebrate the moment with a mug of hot chocolate and something sticky and sweet"

A quote from a new cookbook Donna Hay Seasons, which happens to be one of the most beautiful cookbooks I own. 

Here are some inspiring photos I have come across, along with a "real" hot chocolate recipe. I hope you enjoy! 

Double Hot Chocolate: Serves 4 (Recipe from Donna Hay Seasons cookbook)
7 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped
7 oz good quality milk chocolate, chopped
4 vanilla beans, split and seed scraped
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk

Divide the chocolate, vanilla beans and seeds between 4 mugs or glasses. Place the cream and milk over low heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through. Pour over chocolate, stirring until dissolved. 

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