It seems as if the year has escaped on us! Who else had that feeling we just got halfway through the year and suddenly you're hearing hints of christmas?! crazy right?! I guess this week is an exception... study, exams and more study. Fortunately there is light somewhere out there in the near future. I'm just starting to see it. A wee tiny glimpse of the reality that school will soon be a thing of the past. Eek.
So how does this link with hot cocoa? I suppose it's because i'm already missing my class. Just three days apart and i'm reminiscing our nine years of memories together. So many memories! So i guess it relates to one gal asking me to create a recipe for hot chocolate. We visited a gorgeous dessert parlour in Auckland together one cold and windy afternoon. Sitting together, we shared a bond which warmed our hearts (and tummies). That was because we both tried our first proper melted hot cocoa. Talk about divine! Although they used Valrhona chocolate, any other good quality chocolate will suffice. The end result? A luscious, rich and creamy hot chocolate.
I made the recipe to suit an afternoon affair with a friend (the perfect moment/time/place) however feel free to double or triple the recipe if you have lots of friends! :D You could even chose to add ice cream instead of cream to create a desert. Or, if you not a fan of cream (me!), go ahead and drink it alone for a richer flavour.... yum!
Anyway, i'm sure your day is busy and your week hectic so make sure you take some time out for yourself. I hope you enjoy your cocoa!
Have a safe and happy week and cherish your friends always :)
A calendar to remind you where the years at..... fill your days with love and laughter!