Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2009:

Last night, Christmas Eve, my partner Joe made us a wonderful dinner with Mussels and Duck. It was finger licking delicious. Normally I would prepare a nice hot chocolate after dinner, but we were so full and the evening was warm. Yes another warm Christmas in Miami. Unlike most of the United States and Europe there is no snow here nor blizzards. And even though it was too warm for hot chocolate, I feel blessed that I do not have to go out and endure freezing temperatures.

But for all you who are surrounded by snow or who just love a great hot chocolate, here is a recepy for a very rich hot chocolate:

Serves eight to 10.
550g dark bitter chocolate, chopped into small pieces
500 whipping cream
1 litre whole milk
60ml dark rum
Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
In a saucepan, boil the cream and milk, pour over the chocolate and stir to melt. Mix in the rum and serve.



Anonymous said...

Your Hot chocolate sounds great and your art is great

Ily said...

I want your hot chocolate! And I agree with Anonymous, your art is great!

Holland said...

Thank you both... Well Cuba you better come here and try the hot chocolate.. I know you will love it especially now it is cld in Miami

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A very Happy New Year to you, Holland....Your Hot Chocolate sounds yummy, though I don't drink! (lol)
Also...I honestly don't understand the measurements of everything....BUT, I am a Chocoholic, so, I'd love to try to make it sometime.....!

Holland said...

Ask Ily about the "correct" measurements. She made it last night and she loved it.
And of course happy New Year to you too!

Ily said...

Hey, I added some of the chocolate to my café con leche this morning...and it was DIVINO! :)

100 percent cocoa next time and I won't want to leave the house!