Real London Hot Chocolate

DSC00526bHello everyone and welcome to my first blog post in 2016! First of all, I wish everyone a very happy New Year – may it be a great one!DSC00520b

I was lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve (and a few days more) in London.SONY DSC

It’s such a fantastic city and – being a fan of both Harry Potter and Paddington Bear – it was really exciting for me.

Together with two friends I visited the Harry Potter Studios in Leavsden. It was SO good and somehow surreal – like a dream come true! Of course, I bought a lot of lovely stuff in the gift shop… 😉

One of things I bought was the cute little cauldron this fabulous Hot Chocolate is served in. Oh yeah – and can you spot what’s lying next to it? My very own time-turner! Shame it doesn’t actually work, but I guess you can’t expect that for this price. 😉

DSC00523bThe Hot Chocolate recipe is taken from the super-adorable Paddington Bear Cookery Book, which I bought at Waterstones. Therefore, this Hot Chocolate really is ‘London in a cup’. ❤

All the best,

Bettina.

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Real London Hot Chocolate

Preparation time: about 5 min

Yield: two mugs of hot chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 dl milk
  • 80g dark chocolate
  • 0.75 dl cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Chop the chocolate coarsely and grate 2 tablespoons for the decoration (set aside).
  2. Put the chopped chocolate and the milk into a saucepan and heat until it is hot but not boiling.
  3. In the meantime, whip the cream together with the sugar, until soft peaks form.
  4. Whisk the milk until all chocolate has dissolved. Pour the chocolate milk into two cups. Pipe the whipped cream on top and decorate with the grated chocolate. Serve immediately!

(recipe after ‘Paddington’s Cookery Book’ by Michael Bond)

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