Spicy Hot Chocolate

I had my best hot chocolates in the Wedel café at Warsaw. In cold winters of Warsaw, real hot chocolate is great. This café serves amazing hot chocolate, that is totally deliciousو with different flavours such as: mint, strawberry, ….. Those hot chocolates were tasty, and so thick that your lips stock together, and always served with a cup of hot water.

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Having a cup of real good hot chocolate is  just being  over the moon. So,  yesterday was cold and  I remembered those delicious hot chocolates and decided to make it at home. It just would take 10 minutes to have a lovely hot chocolate.

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Ingredients

  • 300g good quality chocolate
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Preparation
Put milk into a pan, bring it to a simmer. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, and pieces of chocolate.

When chocolate melted, remove the pot from the heat. Using a tea strainer, remove the leftover spices.
Pour the hot chocolate into your glass or mugs and enjoy it.

 

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Spicy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients
  • 300g good quality chocolate
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
Preparation
Put milk into a pan, bring it to a simmer. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, and pieces of chocolate. When chocolate melted, remove the pot from the heat. Using a tea strainer, remove the leftover spices.
Pour the hot chocolate into your glass or mugs.

 

Tasty chocolate milk

This chocolate milk is a rich and full of chocolate flavor. Everyone will love this tasty treat.

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Ingredients

  • 800ml milk
  • 50ml water
  • 130g dark chocolate, grated
  • 18g cocoa powder
  • 40 g white sugar

 

How to make it??

In a saucepan add water, cocoa powder and sugar .Place over a medium heat and bring it to a simmer.

Now, add chocolate and whisk in until chocolate is melted and all ingredients combined well.

Remove it from the heat into a bowl. Gradually pour the cold milk into the melted chocolate and mix it well.

Store it in the fridge and chill well before serving. This will last for a week in the fridge. You can serve it with ice cream or just enjoy it as a cold tasty drink.

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Tasty chocolate milk

Ingredients

  • 800ml milk
  • 50ml water
  • 130g dark chocolate, grated
  • 18g cocoa powder
  • 40 g white sugar

 

How to make it??

In a saucepan add water, cocoa powder and sugar .Place over a medium heat and bring it to a simmer . Now, add chocolate and whisk in until chocolate is melted and all ingredients combined well.

Remove it from the heat into a bowl. Gradually pour the cold milk into the melted chocolate and mix it well.

Store it in the fridge and chill well before serving. This will last for a week in the fridge. You can serve it with ice cream or just enjoy it as a cold tasty drink.

 

Chocolate Covered Date Pops

I like call these beauties golden and sliver dates. They are healthy and good source of fibre and vitamins.

Persian dates are called ‘ Khorma  ; in Farsi, however other words such as Nakhl and Rotab  are used too. Dates are grown and cultivated in South and East of Iran. From a historical point of view, it is estimated that the date palm was cultivated in Iran about the 3rd millennium BC . Archaeological evidence shows that there were signs of date trees in stamps from the Elamites period.

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Iran is one of the most important producers of dates in the world and more than 400 types of dates are known in Iran.

Some dates are soft, dark and fleshy with high moisture and wet. Some are semi dried

The colour of dates varies from light brown to dark brown. Dates have different shapes, some are long and slender, some are round shape.

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The Mazafati مضافتی fresh dates are one of the most famous and best tasting dates in Iran. Other type of very good quality Iranian date that are soft, slender and super tasty is called Piarom پیارم . The surface skin of piarom is very thin and clings to the date flesh.

In Iranian cuisine we use dates as an ingredient in main meals or stew, such as date-pilaf, egg-date for making snacks and desserts such as cookies, date pastry and cakes. Recipes to use dates are beyond the imagination. They are excellent to eat as they are . Dates contain good fibre and sugar.

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Ingredients

  • Dates
  • white chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Some nuts such as walnuts, peanuts butter, almond or pistachio
  • lollipop sticks
  • Edible golden/silver luster dust
  • Desiccated coconut

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Instructions

remove the pit from date. Stuff it with nuts. Take one of the lollipops stick and insert into the date up to top of the date. Use your fingers and tightly close the date.

Melt white and dark chocolate separately. Dip the date into the melted chocolate until fully covered. Continue doing same process with reaming dates. Set them in a stand and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes until set completely and at the end spray golden or silver luster dust on dates and make them double lovely. You might be cover dates with coconut.

 

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Chocolate covered date pops

 

Ingredients

  • Dates
  • white chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Some nuts such as walnuts, peanuts butter, almond or pistachio
  • lollipop sticks
  • Edible golden/silver luster dust
  • Desiccated coconut

 

Instructions

remove the pit from date. Stuff it with nuts. Take one of the lollipops stick and insert into the date up to top of the date. Use your fingers and tightly close the date.

Melt white and dark chocolate separately. Dip the date into the melted chocolate until fully covered. Continue doing same process with reaming dates. Set them in a stand and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes until set completely and at the end spray golden or silver luster dust on dates and make them double lovely. You might be cover dates with coconut

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Chocolate soup

Valentine’s day is a celebration of romance in many countries around the world. In Iran from ancient times there is an Iranian festival that is known as the Iranian Day of Love (Sepandarmazgaan) that on 24th Feb and it was a special feast of the women and girls. Men used to make them presents, all women and girls were treated as queens and whatever they demanded would be done by their men.

For Valentine’s day and Iranian Day of Love I have prepared some cookies and sweets. If you like my recipes, do not forget to follow me in my webpage, thank you.

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Chocolate soup

Few years ago I had one of my best hot chocolate in Cafe Wedle, in Warsaw. It was just a piece of heaven. Very rich, with different flavours and served along with a glass of warm water. Because hot chocolate was soooo rich and my lips were sealed. So I though the following recipe ‘ Chocolate soup’ would be a lovely dessert for Day of Love .

Show me a person who does not like chocolate, or maybe there is someone who hate chocolate? If you hate chocolate, I have a good news. With this recipe you will be a serious chocolate lover. It’s basically pure liquid hot chocolate served in a bowl, jar or a wee pot.

. In some recipes with adding thickening agent such as cornstarch and egg yolk, make a thick hot chocolate. But I personally prefer to use more chocolate as a thickener and make a rich hot chocolate. Just do not forget to use good and healthy dark chocolate Brands.

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Ingredients

500ml milk

400g good dark chocolate

1tbsp cocoa powdered

1tbsp food flavouring ( mint, strawberry, rose)

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Method

Heat the milk in a large pot until boiling. Drop the chocolate into the boiling milk and stir until chocolate melts and smooth.Add the cocoa powder and food flavouring to the melted chocolate, stir together until it becomes a smooth paste and remove from the heat.Serve it hot in a jar, bowl or a wee pot. Garnish with pieces of cookies or biscuits.

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