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    Dipping Hot Chocolate

    Source of Recipe

    From "One-Hour Comfort" by America's Test Kitchen

    Recipe Introduction

    "Sometimes you just need your own personal chocolate fondue pot (although it's easily doubled if you're inclined to share). This recipe is inspired by thick European-style hot chocolates (known in Italy as cioccolata calda and in Spain as chocolate a la taza) meant for dunking cookies or churros. Though European versions sometimes use melted chocolate, this recipe uses a blend of cream, cocoa powder, and sugar, for a template that lends itself to endless improvisation. Add a splash of raspberry, hazelnut, or coffee liqueur. Stir in almond or anise extract. Dust the top with ground cinnamon, ancho, or chipotle chile powder, or coarse sea salt. Or thin it with milk for a comforting mug of drinkable hot chocolate. Serve with fresh fruit, cookies, pretzels, doughnut holes, or crackers. You can use either natural or Dutch-processed cocoa powder here."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
    ◦ 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    ◦ 2 tablespoons sugar


    Stir all ingredients together in small bowl until evenly combined.

    Microwave at 50 percent power for 30 seconds, then whisk until few lumps remain. Microwave at 50 percent power for 30 seconds longer, then whisk until smooth.

    Serves 1




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