Monday, 27 January 2014

                                          Chilli hot chocolate for the romantics

So, its that time of the year again to celebrate the most overrated and expensive day. Yes, you heard it right. I am not a valentine's day person. I DO NOT agree to pay double the price to book table's in restaurants just to sit with a bunch of other strangers and claim to celebrate love.I would rather spend that cash somewhere else and celebrate the day in a much more romantic way. Why not make something for our loved one's with our own bare hands? That too in 10 mins!!!

Serves 2
Preparation and cooking time 5-10 mins

  • 2-3 teaspoon any malted drink powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon plain chocolate powder
  • 2-3 teaspoon sweetened hot chocolate powder
  • 1/2 cup broken good quality plain chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Marshmallow for decoration

In a microwave safe mug place the chocolate pieces, chilli flakes, vanilla extract and cream. Heat in high for no more then 20-30 seconds. Be very careful at this stage, as chocolate burns easily.Make sure you do not put the chocolate in the microwave for too long.The chocolate and cream mixture should have almost melted by now. Stir vigorously with a spoon to mix any remaining chocolate pieces. The heat in the liquid should melt the remaining chocolate pieces. If not, then repeat the process. Add the milk and place in the microwave for 1 minute. Now add the dry ingredients and mix well. Place it in the microwave again for another 1 minute. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. Check the temperature of the hot chocolate. If you want it even more hot then heat it in the microwave for another 1 minute. Pour the hot chocolate into two tall glass mugs and drop some marshmallows on top. Add few chilli flakes on top to add that extra sizzle.

P.S I am sure you love your valentine to bits, so go easy on the chilli flakes!!

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