Try this in Winter :: chocolate & cookies.


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A M P E D – U P   H O T   C H O C O L A T E .

Christmas is the time for many things- celebrations with family, mountains of food, bucks fizz in the mornigs- but it wouldn’t be complete without a little chocolate.

I always seem to crave chocolate more than normal during December, and reckon advent calendars are to blame. Because what’s the most surefire way of developing an insatiable chocolate craving? Why, eating a mini-mouthful of chocolate first thing in the morning, of course!

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I decided this week to have a go at making the kind of super thick and rich hot chocolate you get from the likes of Said and Angelina, and it turned out to be much simpler than I’d expected.

To make, simply pour 250ml of whole milk into a pan, along with 100g of grated dark chocolate. Heat slowly, stirring the whole time, until the chocolate has melted into the milk and become smooth and thick.

If you’d like to, add in a pinch of cinnamon, sugar to taste, and a spoonful of softly whipped cream on top. The amounts listed above make one large cupful of hot chocolate, but I reckon it’s best served in smaller portions, divided between two people.


To serve alongside the cookies, how about some homemade sugar cookies? I used Hummingbird’s recipe (seeing as it’s an American cookbook, and what better place to get a cookie recipe from?), and it worked a treat.



In other news though, royal icing is FAR harder than you’d imagine, isn’t it?! My first attempts were most definitely *not* worthy of having their photo taken! ;)

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  • Day Dreaming Foodie

    Your cookies look wonderful Rosie. Every year I tell myself I will decorate a some festive sugar cookies, but I always chicken out at the last minute!

  • Jasmin Charlotte

    This looks amazing! Real hot chocolate is just the ultimate, and ideal for this time of year! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • Jessica

    Oh my gosh this looks so heavenly and indulgent <3 xxx

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh those cookies look amazing! x

  • Caz

    This sounds amazing! I definitely need to have a go at making real hot chocolate!

    Caz | thisiscaz

  • Courtney

    This hot chocolate looks amazing!!

  • Jennifer

    This is my favourite way to do hot chocolate! I was inspired by Bar Chocolat in Bristol, and now do this whenever I’m feeling indulgent (and when my sister is on hand to split the portion!)

    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Sarah Elizabeth Lahoud

    Looks absolutely delicious xx

  • Tara Daniella

    I’ve been such a hot choc fiend this year so I’ll definitely be giving this a go! And throw looks so cosy!
    Tara xo

  • Polly Rowan

    Oh wow that hot chocolate looks so delicious! I’m such a chocoholic, I think this would hit the spot.

  • Jes Cohen

    Oh goodness, this is amazing!

  • Michelle | Daisybutter

    This looks incredible Rosie, such indulgent chocolate! Beautiful photos as well – plus, Said is now on my hit list for London this Christmas (:

  • Jenny

    I know the feeling! I always seem to crave chocolate even more in winter, plus a hot chocolate really warms you up when you’ve been outside in the cold :)
    I hope you have a lovely (and chocolatey) christmas!

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