19.2.10

Marshmallow Making, Part 3

Not actually coffee... Homemade Hot Chocolate!! 

The REAL DEAL hot chocolate

3/4 cup water
1 1/2 oz dark chocolate
2 tbsp sugar
tiny pinch of salt
1 1/2 milk, 1%

Heat water and chocolate over medium heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate is completely melted and mixed in. Add in sugar and salt, and turn the heat up to high. Bring the mixture to boiling, and boil for 4 minutes. Turn heat down to medium-low.

Add milk, and stir to combine. Simmer until heated through, but don't let it boil or it'll get a skin.

You can drink it as is, or use a frother to, well, froth it!


 

Now, I'm not going to write out the recipe here. 
Okay, no, it's not because I want to capitalize on the market of 'amateurs making delicious homemade marshmallows and blogging about it'... It's because it's kind of long to write out. And someone has already done it FOR me!


The recipe is from my absolute favorite Cooking Show person out there... Alton Brown! I'd also suggest that you go on to youtube, and look up "Good Eats Marshmallows", and watch the episode... 
So, what did I learn? First, that probe thermometers, even if they SAY that they're candy thermometers, aren't the greatest... The sensors are just too high. 

Also, that marshmallow goo is very sticky. 

And that, frankly, homemade marshmallows with homemade hot chocolate? TOTALLY worth every minute of effort and batch of burnt sugar-syrup!!

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