We found this tasty recipe on David Lebovitz’s blog for Belgian hot chocolate or chocolat chaud (if you want to get French and fancy) and had to share! We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring you closer to a fabulous place like Belgium! =)
This hot chocolate recipe is from Wittamer, said to be one of the best chocolate shops in Brussels – Belgium’s spectacular capital.
Wittamer’s Belgian Hot Chocolate
Four to six servings
Adapted from The Great Book of Chocolate
1 quart (1l) half-and-half or whole milk
8 ounces (230g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
4 ounces (115g) milk chocolate, finely chopped
tiny pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Warm about one-third of the half-and-half or milk, with the chopped chocolates and salt, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
2. Whisk in the remaining half-and-half or milk, heating until the mixture is warmed through. Add the cinnamon.
3. Use a hand-held blender, or a whisk, and mix the hot chocolate until it’s completely smooth. Serve very warm.
At Wittamer, it’s served with a poof of whipped cream and chocolate curls.
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