Trouble sleeping? Try this aromatic hot chocolate to relax your body and mind before getting under the covers.
1.5L (6 cups) milk
2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks
50g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
150g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped
Place the milk and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to develop the flavours.
Place the cocoa powder in a small heatproof bowl. Add 80ml (1/3 cup) of the warm milk mixture and stir until a smooth paste forms.
Remove the cinnamon sticks from the remaining milk mixture and place saucepan over low heat. Add the cocoa paste and chocolate, and use a wire balloon whisk to stir for 5 minutes or until chocolate melts and the mixture is well combined.
Transfer to a heatproof serving jug and pour into heatproof glasses to serve.
Fat saturated 11.00g
Fat Total 18.00g
Carbohydrate sugars 28.00g
Carbohydrate Total 30.00g
All nutrition values are per serve.
Australian Good Taste – August 2004 , Page 60
Recipe by Tracy Rutherford
Photography by Ian Wallace