We’ve had some pretty wet and cold weather the last couple of days here in Cape Town.You have to understand, our winter months (which falls in June-August) is the rainy season, so to have it come pouring down, is really pretty odd. So I’ve done this shoot a while back.Always waiting for just the right time to post this delicious treat…Rain and cold is such a good excuse.Have a cup with me.
Hot chocolate with cinnamon and orange liqueurServes 4 small cups or 2 larger mugs of Hot Cocoa.*Tip:If you do not want the alcohol but still love the taste, use a flavoured orange chocolate instead.
100 ml water
50 g dark chocolate (70%) chopped finely
1 cinnamon stick
250 ml milk (1 cup)
1-2 tbsp Cointreau (orange liqueur)
200ml fresh cream, whipped
Cocoa powder / Cinnamon powder with chocolate shavings for decoration
1. Put water, chocolate and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat until chocolate has melted.
2. Add milk and bring to a boil. Stir in the cointreau if desired.
3.Serve hot chocolate with whipped cream, cocoa powder, grated chocolate and a cinnamon stick.
* I realized that after baking a few meringues, I still have some left.Make a cup interesting and serve as a dessert on its own by placing one on-top of the cream.