At last! The hot chocolate recipe. I knew there was something I meant to post earlier. This makes enough for two. I normally drink skimmed milk in my tea, but I have found that semi skimmed works best in this recipe- but I don't think the world will fall apart if you don't have any!
1 pint of organic milk
4oz good quality dark chocolate...think Green and Blacks!
The peel of half an orange, or the whole peel of a satsuma, roughly torn up.
1/2 tsp instant coffee
1//2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg.
Warm the milk gently in a saucepan, along with the orange peelings, coffee and nutmeg. Break the chocolate into chunks and stir in, until melted. Bring to the boil and simmer lightly for 10 minutes, then remove the orange peel, and pour into warmed glasses.
I think this would work nicely with a whisper of cointreau, but I have not tried it yet. It tastes of a medieval Christmas in my mind. I don't really think it needs any cream or anything on top, it is just scrumptious as it is. Not something I would make every day, but when it is cold out, or I want to feel cozy and indulged, this is what I make.