Saturday, 31 May 2014

Jamie's Epic Hot Chocolate - Make Your Own

There is something about the smell of hot chocolate that evokes the best memories of toasting marshmallows, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket and sitting by an open fire. With the cooler months upon us here in Australia this delish Jamie Oliver mix is sure to bring oodles of comfort this winter. 

FYI If it's warmer in your neighbourhood you can still enjoy this recipe as an iced drink by simply creating a smooth paste from your chocolate powder mix and adding chilled milk and ice cubes - yum!.

For the mix
2 Tbs Horlicks (or any malted milk)
2 Tbs Cornflour (this adds the best texture to the mix!!)
3 Tbs Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
4 Tbs Cocoa (I use Dutch Cocoa)
100g Chocolate (70% cocoa solids) finely grated
1 Pinch sea salt
1 Pinch cinnamon

Place in a bowl and whisk to combine the dry mix. Then place in a jar.

To make your hot chocolate 

Place 1 litre of milk in a saucepan and heat till almost boiling point. 
Add 10 heaped tablespoons of the mix and whisk to combine. 
Allow the mix to bubble, heat and thicken slightly (this will take a few minutes).
Serve and enjoy!

(*you could also add a very small pinch of chilli powder for a kick or some orange zest once you have made your mugs of hot chocolate, simply stir through the hot mix and serve immediately).


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