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.