Christmas hot chocolate

Christmas hot chocolate

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Preparation time
less than 30 mins

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Cooking time
less than 10 mins

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Serves
Makes 2 large mugs

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Dietary
Vegetarian

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By Paul A Young
From Saturday Kitchen[row]

Ingredients

For the classic dark hot chocolate

  • 25g/1oz light muscovado sugar
  • 20g/¾oz cocoa powder
  • 200g/7oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • toasted marshmallows, whipped cream, cookies, cubed brownies and chocolate shavings, to garnish

For the eggnog hot chocolate

  • 25g/1oz light muscovado sugar
  • 20g/¾oz cocoa powder
  • 200g/7oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 500ml/18fl oz full-fat milk
  • 200ml/7fl oz double cream
  • 100g/3½oz golden caster sugar
  • 4 free-range egg yolks
  • 100ml/3½fl oz brandy or rum, or 50ml/2fl oz of each
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to serve

For the mulled wine hot chocolate

  • 400g/14oz unrefined caster sugar
  • 200g/7oz cocoa powder
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • 8 cloves
  • 500g/1lb 2oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 2 clementines or satsumas, halved
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 750ml bottle fruity red wine