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Old 06-04-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Was not sure where to put this, so admin, please move to more appropriate place, please.

You know when you make something and you not only achieve what you wanted, but something special, something even better, something you did not expect.
I had some heavy cream the other day, actually a lot of heavy cream. That doesn’t happen very often, as Kosher heavy cream in MN is hard to come by. I’ve been wanting for a while to make hot chocolate, not hot cocoa, but real European thick hot chocolate. I used this recipe as the base:

Hot Chocolate Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

I knew it was not going to be heavy enough so I swapped the amounts of milk and heavy cream, I was too lazy to shred the chocolate so I used small chocolate chips, they were the half size of the regular ones. I used at least 12 ounces, maybe even drop more. Otherwise I fallowed the recipe. In the end it was very good (a generous splash of cognac did not hurt), but was not as thick as I would have wanted. Next time I will use cream only. Never the less DW and kids loved it.
But that is not what I was trying to tell you. There were about two cups leftovers. We left in the fridge, this morning I took one out and was going to warm it up. Before I did I realized that it thickened quite a bit so I decided to taste it. Oh my. It was a consistency of a pudding and it was to die for. Absolutely amazing.

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Old 06-04-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing that Charlie. Ohh how I wish I could have that second cup in the fridge.

Did you use the coffee powder in the recipe? I think coffee makes chocolate sing!
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Neato! Did you get crème fraiche?
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That sounds absolutely delicious! Makes me think of a N'awlins expression, it was a lagniappe, a little something extra.
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Try this recipe Work-a-holic's Hot Chocolate . It makes a REALLY thick, rich hot chocolate. Very, very similar to what our DD had in Firenze when she and I visited there years ago. Took forever for them to make and our companions and myself were on our 2nd or 3rd cappuccinos by the time hers got there. We all got a small taste of it and then she had to almost fight us off for the rest of it.
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Neato! Did you get crème fraiche?
It was real cream from the top of the real milk. My friend goes to farm and cheese factory.
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Thanks for sharing that Charlie. Ohh how I wish I could have that second cup in the fridge.

Did you use the coffee powder in the recipe? I think coffee makes chocolate sing!
Sorry the second cup kids warmed up and finished it.

I used instant espresso. It is really good.
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Try this recipe Work-a-holic's Hot Chocolate . It makes a REALLY thick, rich hot chocolate. Very, very similar to what our DD had in Firenze when she and I visited there years ago. Took forever for them to make and our companions and myself were on our 2nd or 3rd cappuccinos by the time hers got there. We all got a small taste of it and then she had to almost fight us off for the rest of it.

Thank you, I know, I had mine in Rome, it was amazing. Thank you for recipe, will have to try.
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It was real cream from the top of the real milk. My friend goes to farm and cheese factory.
I meant did it turn into crème fraiche?
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Ah, like a real pudding consistency.
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