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Old 07-16-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hot Chocolate in July - Secret Recipe

Yes, it's 93 degrees here in the Carolinas during a July heatwave
but I'll do almost anything for a friend who can't wait
for winter lol, yes you kathleenA, even posting a secret recipe for *Hot Chili Chocolate*

This "secret" HOT CHOCOLATE recipe is from the author,
Joanne Harris, who wrote "CHOCOLAT" which later became
a movie starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The story
tells of a beautiful and mysterious woman who opens a
confectionery shop in a rural french village.
The once sad and lonely villagers are delighted with her
delectable creations that contain secret ingredients to
soothe troubled spirits and heal broken hearts
This Hot Chocolat recipe is also, some discover, an
*aphrodisiac* ....a chocolate with seemingly magical powers.

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3 1/2 Cups Milk
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Vanilla Bean (cut in half lengthwise)
2 Hot red Chili Peppers (halved and seeded)
(OR use pure ground red chili pepper like Rich Pasilla, Chile Negro, or Ancho)
7 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (preferably 70%)
Brown Sugar to taste (optional)
Whipped Cream. Chocolate Curls, Cognac, or Amaretto

Since the recipe comes under copyright regulations, here's a link to Joanne's recipe. Enjoy.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Now you've done it Got me hooked. It looks good.

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hot chocolate isn't just for winter anymore!

That recipe sounds so fantastic. I'll bet it is as good as the movie from where it came. While in Barcelona, I had an amazing cup of hot chocolate. I'll bet the recipe comes really close to that. Thanks for posting it, MollyAnne!!

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Old 07-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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It does sound really good. I like spicy chocolate too. However, you must have air conditioning because the weather is hot here too (like everywhere) and I pretty much am not drinking any hot drinks (no air)
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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Nice sounding recipe and one to try but think I'll wait for a little cooler weather! You're certainly on very firm ground historically as the Mayans and Aztecs added chili peppers to their hot chocolate.
LOL, of course they both died out!
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