guest post: cee of coco and vera

Hi! I’m Cee from Coco and Vera. Danielle kindly asked me to guestpost for her while she’s enjoying a summer holiday in New York and Chicago. I’m so envious for all the fun she’s probably having right now (and all of the shopping she’s probably doing!) but I’m also thrilled to be writing a post for her. Danielle was one of the first Canadian bloggers I connected with online- hopefully one day we’ll get to connect in person, too!- and I’ve been reading Hello Denj faithfully ever since.
I’ve been feeling particularly inspired lately by all of the mouthwatering recipes that have appeared in this space, so I decided this would be a great opportunity to share one of my favourites with you; Pierre Herme’s home made hot chocolate. If you aren’t a big fan of hot chocolate, it’s probably only because you’ve never tried this version of it before. I don’t know if hot chocolate can really be considered life-changing, but if it can be, this recipe is definitely a life changer!

Pierre Herme’s Chocolat Chaud

2-1/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup bottled still water
1/4 cup (generous) superfine granulated sugar
1 100-gm bar (3-1/2 ounces) dark bittersweet chocolate, Scharffen Berger, Valrhona, or Lindt (see note, below), finely sliced with a serrated bread knife
1/4 cup (1 ounce or 28 gm) cocoa powder, loosely packed, preferably Valrhona
In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together the milk, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the chopped chocolate and the cocoa and bring to a boil again, whisking until the chocolate and cocoa are dissolved and the mixture has thickened. Reduce the heat to very low. Blend for 5 minutes with an immersion mixer or whirl the hot chocolate in a standard blender for half a minute, until thick and foamy.
Yield: Four 6-ounce cups of hot chocolate.
It may not be low calorie, but this is a recipe for pure bliss. Enjoy! And if you have a chance, stop by my blog and say hello.

4 Responses to “guest post: cee of coco and vera”

  1. Ramona Says:

    This sounds as a nice recipe for upcoming fall and winter evenings. Thank You Cee for sharing this.

    xoxo Ra

  2. Louise (Fifth Sparrow) Says:

    That sounds and looks absolutely amazing! I’ll be bugging you for the recipe again when the temperatures dip! xx

  3. Bec Says:

    I have no willpower against chocolate and believe that hot cocoa is for all seasons, even the dead hot heat of summer so I can say this recipe is being made this week- good share!!!

  4. Lynn Says:

    hi Danielle, i’ve just come over from Cee’s spot for a peek of her guest post and was thrilled to see it involves one of my favorite consumptions EVER – chocolate : ) this here is dreamy decadence and a must try soon! and i thought warm milk at night was a treat, sorrowly mistaken is what. baha! great collabz and hope your vacay is endless amounts of fab fun. cheers!

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