Monday, December 24, 2007

"brown paper packages tied up with string... these are a few of my favorite things!"


hot chocolate recipe
found in "apples for jam" by tessa kiros

2/3 cup chopped best-quality semisweet chocolate
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
unsweetened cocoa powder or ground cinnamon, to serve

heat the chocolate and milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon so it doesn't catch. bring it to just below boiling point and whisk with a wire whisk to make sure it is completely smooth.

meanwhile, whisk together the cream and confectioners' sugar until quite thick but not stiff - just dense enough to sit on top of the hot chocolate.

pour the hot chocolate into cups and gently spoon the cream over the top, dropping it first onto the back of a spoon and letting it slide onto the top of the chocolate. sieve a tiny amount of coca powder or cinnamon (i highly recommend the cinnamon) over the top and serve at once. makes enough for two.

warm your little hearts with this tasty treat and have yourselves a merry little christmas. loves, lin


  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS LIN...Give Lucas a big kiss from all of us here in AZ!

  2. Merry Christmas! I hope you and your lovely family enjoyed your holiday. I'm amazed that you made everything this Christmas, does that mean no store-bought toys for Lucas?? If so, Wow. Happy New Year! Let's make it a good one ok?

  3. Sounds tasty.. I will have to try that Hot Cocoa out!! I like your wrapping also!

  4. It was great to actually meet you yesterday at WalMart Lindsay!

    I've seen you comments on Dandee's blog, but didn't connect the dots yet. The only reason that I found your blog was through Jeff's. He left a comment on mine once he read my summary of the great hot dog event! You should check it out ;)

    Your blog is indeed lovely!

  5. spilling open! sabrina is the ultimate creative inspiration, is she not? she makes you see the day with new eyes full of light and color.

  6. laura, yes. sabrina is the ultimate creative inspiration. i found spilling open during my crazy-early-twenties-crisis and she saved me and has saved me many times since. please come back to my little blog again and again. love, lindsay