Hot chocolate French Cook.
In numerous coffeehouses are trying to convince that hot chocolate – is with melted dark chocolate with a few slices of sugar or honey. No, not really. Hot chocolate – is like a cocktail, wonderful drink, taste harmony which is achieved through clear and thoughtful combination
of various ingredients.
Once in the narrow streets of Paris starts to get colder, the French immediately take shelter in a cafe, but to replace sweet red wines come in a large Cup of hot chocolate and pancakes’; crÊpes’ chestnut jam.
3 cups milk
1 Cup 35% cream
¼ Cup sugar
¼ Cup chopped dark chocolate
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla sugar
Method of preparation:
In a large pot, mix two cups of milk and a half Cup of sour cream, heated over low heat, without boiling. In another container mix and stirs up chocolate, sugar, and salt. In the received mix add a Cup of milk and vanilla sugar. Add all in a large pot, mix well and leave on heat for about two minutes, then — the finished containers. The remaining half Cup of sour cream, beat with a whisk. The resulting air foam with a teaspoon gently put on top of a hot drink.
Sour cream absorbs sugar and creates a more mild chocolate flavor, warming and voluminous. Instead of sour cream, however, the French cuisiniers Amateurs only add milk, but it is preheated and mixed with corn flour. Honey, whiskey or any other liquor, a pinch of coffee or other ingredient… in recipes hot chocolate no taboo, intuition, personal taste preferences play a dominant role here.
But one should not forget that:
— used only milk with high fat content or farmer;
— whipped cream or whipped cream, whipped with sugar egg white should be added just before the tasting;
— if you don’t have a high-quality chocolate powder (not to be confused with soluble cocoa!), the chocolate is better to melt separately, and then – to follow the recipe.