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10.17.2012

TASTE.17

Found.  A wonderfully, delightful, traditional Italian Hot Chocolate recipe you must make this winter.  It is not the typical hot cocoa served in your local coffee shop, this is the real deal made with bittersweet chocolate and melted into a rich lovely cream.  Having tried both the Italian and Spanish version (which are to die for)--I must admit Cioccolata Calada is close to my heart.  And this is why.  Think of being in a small cafe in Turin on a freezing February day enjoying a cup with a man you had met the day prior and who would eventually become your husband.  True story.  Enjoy. 


CIOCCOLATA CALDA

| ingredients | 
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons corn starch
dash of cocoa

| directions | 
add chocolate into a saucepan
over low heat
add a smidge of milk
still with a wooden spoon
until melted

slowly add remaining milk
until combined perfectly
add sugar, mix well
whisk in corn starch
and dash of cocoa

continue cooking over low heat
until mixture thickens
the back of the wooden spoon
should be coated 
in chocolate loveliness

| enjoy | 
on a winter day playing old school board games with good friends



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