Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

Cioccolato caldo

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From
Venice
Serves
2
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

'“You’re a rascal,” I said. “Get two cups of chocolate ready directly after I have had my bath.”’ This quote is taken from Casanova’s memoirs; apparently he was rather fond of hot chocolate. One of his favourite pastimes, other than the one he became famous for, was sipping hot chocolate in Florian’s café on St Mark’s Square. He would dip biscuits into sweet wine and hot chocolate. Nothing really has changed; Florian’s are still serving rich, thick hot chocolate today in beautiful china cups as you can see in the photograph.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
see method for ingredients

Method

  1. Put 30 g good quality cocoa powder into a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of cornflour and mix with 6 tablespoons of milk. Heat 250 ml milk in a saucepan and when hot – do not let the milk boil – stir in the cocoa mixture with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Whisk through and add 1 tablespoon of rum if you like at the end. Pour into warm coffee cups and serve with biscuits.
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Venetian
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