When Juliette Binoche in Chocolat serves a ‘different’ chocolate drink to Judi Dench the latter remains speechless. And so did I when I was watching the film. Did you ever had this feeling, when someone by chances shares some info with you, tells you something, and you just feel that this ‘something’ was already laying in you, is known to you somehow, you carried it but you didn’t have realized it, it didn’t have a specific ‘form’ until the time that someone in a random chat, or through a movie, gives a name to this ‘something’.. Well, same with this chocolate. When I tasted it, it seemed that I had actually tried it a long time ago, like I knew it. For your information, they say that the original recipe comes from American Indians.
- 40ml. milk cream
- 100ml. water
- 40gr. dark chocolate with 74% cacao
- 1 1/2tsp. cacao powder with no added sugar
- 1tsp. sugar (or as much as you like)
- 1/6tsp.cayenne pepper (a little bit more than a pinch)
- 1/4tsp. cinnamon
- some grated dark chocolate and very little cayenne pepper for the decoration
- Put all the ingredients on a small pan and boil them in low temperature.
- Keep stirring with a spoon until the chocolate melts and the mixture becomes smooth.
- After a minute or two and when it boils once you remove it from the fire.
- Serve it hot, with some grated dark chocolate and with some cayenne pepper on top and..
You can replace milk cream with fresh milk. In that case use 200ml. fresh milk and skip the water!