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NEW YORK BAKED CHEESECAKE

NEW YORK BAKED CHEESECAKE

New York Baked Cheesecake
Written by Preshen on 25 June 2012.
Base:
210 g Marie biscuits, crushed (430 ml)
100 g granulated sugar (80 ml)
30 ml cream
60 g butter, melted
Filling:
Juice and rind from l lemon
300 ml cream
600 g cream cheese (3 x packets) – straight out of the fridge
150 ml granulated sugar
5 ml vanilla
3 extra large eggs
Topping:
150 ml cream
Juice of l lemon
5 ml vanilla essence
45 ml castor sugar
Decoration: lemon slices, cut in half and lemon twist for the centre.
Instructions
1. Place juice of half a lemon in a measuring cup with 300 ml cream, stir and set aside together with lemon rind.
2. Grease a 26 cm spring form pan with melted butter or margarine, place a 26cm baking paper circle over base and grease surface of paper.
3. Pre-heat oven to 190ºC/170ºC fan/Gas mark 5. 4. Mix crushed biscuits, sugar and cream together using a Kenwood mixer or food processor, then add in melted butter and mix well together.
5. Press into the pan only on the bottom, not on the sides of the tin. Set aside.
6. Mix cream cheese lightly with balloon whisk in Kenwood food mixer; add in sugar, lemon zest and vanilla.
7. Add eggs one by one, be careful not to over beat.
8. Add in 300 ml soured cream. Pour over biscuit base.
9. Bake for 50 minutes, when there is a skin over and mixture has set.
10. Mix together topping ingredients and carefully spread over top of cheesecake.
11. Bake a further 10 minutes then remove from oven.
12. Allow to cool, do not refrigerate at this point.
13. When totally cold, remove from baking tin, use a large knife to separate the base from the paper, and slide off onto a serving plate.
14. Decorate with lemon slices around the edge and a lemon twist in the centre of the dessert.
Serves: 14 – 16 slices

Oppenheimer Tert (Onbekend)

Bestanddele
1 Blik Kondensmelk
250 ml Room
18 Marshmallows
1/2 Koppie Suurlemoensap
1 Blikkie fyn pynappels (Stroop afgegooi)
1 Pakkie Tennisbeskuitjies

Metode
Sny Marshmallows fyn. Meng Kondensmelk, marshmallows en Pynappels saam.
Klop room styf en meng saam met ander bestanddele. Gooi in bak wat uitgevoer is met Tennisbeskuitjies.

Maaskaas Tert

(Joey Notnagel)
Bestanddele
2 x 250 g Geroomde Maaskaas
1 Blik Kondensmelk
1 Blik vrugte (youngberry of aarbeie)
1 e Suurlemoensap
1 Rolkoek
Vlapoeier of Mezinna

Metode
Klits Kondensmelk, Maaskaas, Suurlemoensap saam tot dik. Pak ‘n laag rolkoek in bak. Gooi mengsel oor en maak gelyk. Smeer vrugte daaroor. Gooi vrugtesap in kastrol en kook. Verdik met vlapoeier of mezinna. Gooi oor tert en verkoel in yskas

Wenk
Maak maar altyd twee van die terte aan want een is nooit genoeg nie.

Black Forrest Kaastert

(Zelda-Ann)
Bestanddele
Klaar voorbereide Sjokolade koek, of Swiss Roll opgesny
2 Blikkies kondensmelk
2 Bakkies volroom kaas
1/2 k Suurlemoensap
2 blikkies ingemaakte cherries gedreineer
1/2 koppie Sherry (soos verkies)
2 e Vlapoeier
Gerasperde sjokolade vir versiering

Metode
Sny koek in skywe plaas in tertbak. Sprinkel koek met sherry. Versprei 1 blikkie cherries eweredig oor koek laag. Klits saam kondensmelk, suurlemoen sap, en volroom kaas. Versprei vulsel oor die tert, plaas in yskas vir 5 ure. Kook blikkie cherries met sous oor lae hitte en verdik met aangemaakte vla poeier. Sprei oor tert wanneer dit uit die yskas kom. Versier met gerasperde sjokolade.

Maaskaas Yskastert

Kors: 1 pakkie tennisbeskuitjies – fyngerol – 125gr botter (gesmelt) – Meng en druk in tertbak
Vulsel:
2 pakkies jellie – enige geur
320ml kookwater – los jellie op en laat afkoel, maar nie stol nie
Meng die volgende en voeg by jellie mengsel:
1 blik kondensmelk
500ml room maaskaas
500ml jogurt (verkieslik die geur van jou jellie)
Klop nou 250ml room tot styf – en vou in die mengsel in.
Gooi in tertbak met kors en laat staan verkieslik oornag in die yskas voor opdiening.

Maklike Kaaskoek
Maak kors met tennis beskuitjies&gesmelte botter.druk in tertbord uit.meng saam blik kondensmelk,250ml geklitste room,250ml maaskaas,80ml suurlemoensap.skep uit in kors,bak in voorverhitte oond van 180 grade celcius vir 10min.laat afkoel&sprinkel flake oor.

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Soet Lasagna


Dessert Lasagna- pikachakula

Dessert Lasagna- pikachakula

Dessert Lasagna

pikachakula

Ingredients

12 pieces sheets of lasagna pasta)

4 cups ricotta cheese (can use un-flavoured cream cheese if unavailable)

1 cup sugar

4 cups strawberries – sliced

4 cups mango slices

1/2 cup chopped unsalted cashew (toasted)

½ cup desiccated coconut

Method

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse, drain and set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.

In the processor, puree half the strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Strain the puree into a bowl and set it aside. Rinse the processor bowl.

In the processor, puree half the mangoes with 2 tablespoons sugar. Strain the puree and set it aside.

Reserve 1/4 cup of each of the purees to use as a garnish when serving

To assemble the lasagna, first cover the bottom of a 9-inch-by-13-inch glass baking pan with 3 pieces of pasta.

Spoon 1/3 of the ricotta mix on top and spread it evenly.

Pour the mango puree over the cheese and arrange ¼ of the mango slices on the puree.

Lay on 3 more pieces of pasta and cover with 1/2 the remaining cheese.

Pour the strawberry puree over the cheese and sprinkle with sliced strawberries.

Lay on 3 more pieces of pasta and cover with the remaining cheese.

Top with a final layer of pasta.

Cover tightly with plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Just before serving, sprinkle the lasagna with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, the desiccated coconut and with the toasted cashews.

Cut into 8 rectangles and use a spatula to set the pieces on dessert plates. Serve with some of the strawberry and mango puree.

 

Piesang Lasagna - Just a pinch

Piesang Lasagna – Just a pinch

 

Banana Lasagna

just a pinch

Ingredients

96g vanilla instant pudding mix

1 pkg loaf pound cake, cut into 0.5 cm slices (you can use already baked store-bought cake)

40 vanilla wafer cookies

3/4 cup cherry jam

5 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (chocolate cookies with filling in between)

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

2 tsp granulated sugar

2 large bananas, sliced

Toppings: Shaved White Chocolate, crusted vanilla cookies, dried mint

Directions:

Make pudding according to package directions. Cut the loaf of pound cake into the slices.
Place 1/2 of the slices in a 7×11-inch baking dish, now press 20 of the vanilla wafers into the cake.

Make mock tomato sauce:Mix cherry jam with the chocolate sandwich cookies and spread evenly over the cake and wafers.

Mix together the cheese and sugar and dollop half of mixture over jam mixture
Arrange 1 sliced banana and half of the vanilla pudding over cheese layer.
Repeat with the remaining cake, wafers, remaining jam mixture and ricotta, and another sliced banana and the remaining pudding.
Top with shaved white chocolate, crushed vanilla wafer cookies and sprinkle a little mint over top. Chill overnight or at least 4 hours.

Aarbei Lasagna - Mev Fields

Aarbei Lasagna – Mev Fields

Strawberry Dessert Lasagna

Mrs Fields

6-8 lasagna noodles (lasagna sheets)
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
2/3 cup milk
4 cups thinly sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
dash of black pepper
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)

Directions
Cook noodles according to direction, then rinse with cold water and lay out to dry on a baking rack. Mix ricotta cheese, pudding mix, and milk in a mixing bowl, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until no lumps appear. Chill until ready to assemble. In another mixing bowl, stir strawberries, sugar, vinegar, and pepper together. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean paste together and chill until ready to serve.

To assemble: take one lasagna noodle and spread an even layer of the ricotta cheese mixture on top, about 1/2 inch in thickness. Next, spread a layer of strawberries on top of the ricotta, except for about 2 inches on one end. Carefully roll the noodle onto itself, toward the end with no strawberries until it is sitting on top of itself in a roll. Before serving, top with more strawberries, diced kiwi, and a drizzle of sweetened cream. Makes 6-8 servings.

HINT: The higher quality ricotta you choose, the better this will taste. Don’t skimp!

HINT: Substitute the vanilla pudding mix with other pudding flavors like cheesecake, lemon, or coconut cream for a fun alternative.

 

 

Soet Lasagna -Rikki

Soet Lasagna -Rikki

Sweet Lasagna

http://www.rikkidonovan.com

Ingredients:

3 eggs

75g Sugar

1 pack vanilla sugar

300ml cream

500g curd cheese (Quark) (mascarpone cheese/cream cheese or cottage cheese – plain)

1 lg. can of peaches (or fresh peaches, but preferably without the skin)

lasagna noodles (lasagna sheets)

Cut the peaches up into small chunks, the juice is not needed. Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar and cream. Add curd cheese. Add the peach chunks. Layer noodles and the filling in a dish. I always finish with a layer of filling. Bake in the oven at 175C for about 45 minutes.

Italian Dessert

Italian Dessert

Zuccoto Recipe (layered like lasagna)

painless cooking

 

This ice cream dessert is traditionally decorated with powder sugar and cocoa powder making stripes like you would find on a beach ball. A pattern can be made out of parchment paper; Sift the cocoa powder over the paper pattern then turn the patter and sift the sugar over the pattern.

 

15 to 18 Lady Fingers

¾ Cup brandy

2 ¼ Cups hazelnut ice cream softened

2 Cups chocolate ice cream softened

Cocoa powder and powdered sugar

 

Lightly grease bottom of 2 pint bowl; cut circle wax paper and fit into bowl smoothing it.

Make sure lady fingers are not too long to fit into sides of bowl; if so cut to fit.

Pour brandy into a flat dish; quickly dip lady finger into brandy and turn over to coat.

Quickly stand the lady finger in the bowl with sugar side facing bowl

Repeat with remaining lady fingers making a solid surface of the cakes; fill bottom with any broken pieces.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Spoon the hazelnut ice cream in center of the bowl; spread it up and around the sides to completely cover the lady fingers.

Freeze until solid about 2 hours.

Beat any remaining brandy into the chocolate ice cream and fill center of dessert, level, cover with foil and freeze.

To serve remove foil and carefully run a thin knife around the edges between the lady fingers and the bowl.

Invert a cold plate over the bowl and turn upside down to remove dessert from bowl.

Carefully remove the bowl and remove the wax paper; sift with cocoa powder and powdered sugar over pattern to make stripes.

You can sift plain sugar all over or plain cocoa powder.

Hot Chocolate Mix


Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate mix - Kankana

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate mix – Kankana

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Kankana

I am highly aware that this may not be the right track to detox or cleanse the body after the festive joyful season, but this is positively the way to warm up on a cozy winter night. The one good thing about this homemade hot chocolate recipe, which I learned from Martha Stewart, is that, it has no chocolate! It’s a mix of cocoa powder, sugar and some salt to blend the flavour. All I do is heat a cup of milk in microwave, swirl couple teaspoons of the homemade hot cocoa mix and gulp it down with absolute pleasure.

Here is a piece of health information for you that you might or might not know. Cocoa contains a large amount of antioxidants which is said to helps prevent cancer or any heart disease. Believe it on not, there was a time when hot chocolate was served as a medicinal drink. How cool is that huh!

It would probably take less than 5 minute to make this mixture. Once done, store it in an airtight container and you are good to go for the whole season. You can swirl it with coconut milk or almond milk; flavour it up with cinnamon powder or nutmeg powder. I like mine with vanilla, so I added homemade vanilla sugar in the mixture.

If you never made vanilla sugar before, go ahead and give it a try. You will love it, not only in this drink but also in other sweet treats! I always have a sugar jar with couple of split vanilla beans in it and once the sugar gets over, I just pour in more sugar in the jar. It smells heavenly!

Vanilla Sugar: Split vanilla beans in the center. Scrape it and drop in an airtight container with the sugar.  Dig the beans too in the sugar.  Let it sit and flavour up for 2 weeks before you start using it.

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

http://www.sunshineandsmile.com

Yield: approximately 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions

  • Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good whisk.
  • Store in it an air tight jar.
  • While making hot chocolate, heat a cup of milk in microwave or stove top.
  • Mix 2 teaspoon (more or less, depending on the size on the cup), swirl and drink.
Hot chocolate mix hot cocoa www.jasonandshawnda.com

Hot chocolate mix hot cocoa http://www.jasonandshawnda.com

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

www.jasonandshawnda.com

Rich and decadent homemade hot cocoa/hot chocolate mix made with real chocolate.

Ingredients

2 vanilla beans

4 cups granulated sugar

680gr  high-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

255 gr dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 cups Dutch process cocoa (or any good quality cocoa)

Instructions

Split and scrape vanilla beans and place in a large bowl or jar with the sugar.

Work seeds into the sugar with your fingers. Bury the pods under the sugar.

Cover tightly and let stand overnight (or up to months–vanilla sugar keeps forever) at room temperature.

In a food processor fitted with metal blade, process semisweet chocolate and dark chocolate until finely ground, using 4-second pulses. Process in batches, if necessary (I started out with large bars so I first processed the chocolate using the grater attachment and then switched to the blade.)

Remove pod from sugar. Add ground chocolate and cocoa powder to sugar and whisk to blend, making sure to combine well.

Store mix airtight at room temperature for up to six months.

To serve, heat 2 Tbsp of mix with 0.23 lt of milk over medium heat.

Notes

Yields: ~76 2-Tbsp servings

Homemade Cocoa Mix - realsimple.com

Homemade Cocoa Mix – realsimple.com

Chocolate Chunk Hot Cocoa Mix

http://www.realsimple.com

Makes: 1 gift (4 cups in all)
Total time: 10 minutes

What You Need

2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ cup sugar

227 grams chopped semisweet chocolate

What to Do

In a bowl, combine the cocoa, sugar, and chocolate. Store in an airtight container. Keep at room temperature for up to 4 months.

How to Package Your Gift

Transfer the cocoa mix to a resealable airtight container. Handwrite or download the following instructions on a gift tag or label to include with your gift: “In a small saucepan, whisk ¼ cup cocoa mix with ¾ cup milk. Bring to a bare simmer. Serves 1.”

Tie a ribbon around the container, looping it through a measuring scoop and the gift tag with the instructions.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix-www.seededatthetable.com

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix-www.seededatthetable.com

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

http://www.seededatthetable.com

Yield: 32 servings

The slightly burnt caramel magically transforms this hot mix into a sweet and salty chocolaty drink.

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups good quality Dutch cocoa powder

1 to 3 tablespoons good sea salt (My preference is 1-tbsp)

1 cup dry milk powder

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

10 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate or chocolate chips

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Heat the 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar in a large heavy pan, over medium heat, without stirring. When the sugar begins to melt, take the handle of the pan and swirl it to melt without burning. The sugar might seem to crystallize, but it will eventually melt to a deep amber color. (Can take 15-20 minutes, so be patient.)

Remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the vanilla. Whisk the caramel until smooth again, then immediately pour it onto the lined baking sheet. Allow it to spread without touching it. Set aside and let the caramel harden, at least 1 hour.

When ready to make the mix, use the back of a large spoon to tap the caramel several times into small broken pieces that can fit into the feeding tube of a large food processor. Turn the processor on, and while running, feed the caramel pieces into the tube so the processor pulverizes the caramel into a fine powder. Continue to add the pieces, a few at a time, until it is completely powder (a cloud of caramel dust will float out of the tube). Turn the processor off and follow the next steps to complete the mix.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except the chocolate, into the food processor with the caramel powder. Replace the lid and process until smooth. Add the chocolate to the bowl and process again until the mixture is a fine powder.

Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place for up to one month. To serve, stir 3 tablespoons mix into 1 cup hot milk.

Spiced-hot-chocolate-mix-pixiwishesforeheadkisses.com

Spiced-hot-chocolate-mix-pixiwishesforeheadkisses.com

Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix

http://pixiwishesforeheadkisses.com

Hot Chocolate has to be one of my favourite treats. After a bit of recipe hunting and experimenting in the kitchen I have come up with my all time favourite hot chocolate mix. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

What you will need:
3 cups milk powder
2 cups caster sugar
2 cups Dutch cocoa powder
2 cups dark chocolate, processed into a powder
2 tablespoons nutmeg
2 tablespoons cinnamon

What to do:
To make your hot chocolate mix simply sift together all your ingredients and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

(Note: This recipe makes a huge batch of mix so feel free to reduce the quantities)

Dark and white hot choclate mix- www.mampfnudel.de

Dark and white hot choclate mix- http://www.mampfnudel.de

Hot Chocolate Mix(Dark & White)

http://www.mampfnudel.de

Dark

100g milk chocolate

5 tablespoons of cocoa

5 tablespoons vanilla sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch of ground cardamom

White

100 g white chocolate

4 tablespoons soluble chai latte powder (any chai latte powder)

4 tablespoons vanilla sugar

Grate the chocolate finely with a vegetable grater. Mix with a fork the other ingredients loosely. When the powder is cool and dry you can pack it for 3-4 months.  Mix 2-4 tablespoons of mix with a cup of hot milk

Vanilla Sugar: Split vanilla beans in the center. Scrape it and drop in an airtight container with the sugar.  Dig the beans too in the sugar.  Let it sit and flavour up for 2 weeks before you start using it

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa-poshlittledesigns.com

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa-poshlittledesigns.com

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe:

Ingredients~

3/4 Cup Dry Milk Powder

1/4 Cup + 2 tablespoons Natural Unsweetened Hershey’s Bakers Powder

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

1/2 Cup Red Velvet Cake Mix

1 Pint size Mason Jar.

Festive Sprinkles.

Directions~

Measure each ingredient and layer in mason jar.

Top with sprinkles.

Seal and decorate.

Notes~

Add an instruction tag to each jar of hot cocoa.

For preparation: dump entire jar of hot cocoa into a bowl and mix well.

Add 1/4 cup of blended mix to mug and top with 1 cup boiling water.

You could also use Soy Milk or Regular Milk for a richer hot cocoa.

Top with homemade marshmallows, sprinkles, or a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!

Vir nog geure gaan kyk hier:

http://hotpolkadot.com/2012/12/04/how-to-tuesday-the-gift/

http://snapcreativity.com/peppermint-hot-chocolate-mix-recipe/

http://www.theshoppingduck.com/

http://www.cookingalamel.com/2013/01/salted-caramel-hot-chocolate-mix-with.html

http://www.food.com/recipe/mexican-hot-chocolate-mix-28860

Gegeurde Hot Chocolate


Peanut Butter Hot Chocoloate www.sweetremedy.com

Peanut Butter Hot Chocoloate http://www.sweetremedy.com

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

www.sweetremedy.com

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups milk
2 two ounce milk chocolate bars
2 Tbsp peanut butter
whipped cream
chocolate sauce

Directions:

In a pot, bring milk to a simmer on low heat.

Once simmering, add the chocolate bars (in pieces) and the peanut butter.

Stir often to prevent burning and evenly distribute the melting chocolate and peanut butter.

Once everything is melted pour into two mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

Vitamix Hot Chocolate Nutmegnanny

Vitamix Hot Chocolate Nutmegnanny

Vitamix Hot Chocolate (het bietjie koffie by)

www.nutmegnanny.com

Yield: 2 mugs hot chocolate

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash ground cinnamon
Whipped cream

Source: Adapted from Vitamix

Directions:

Add all ingredients except the whipped cream into your Vitamix blender. If you have a Vitamix Blender that has a hot soup preset option set it and forget it! (Well, don’t forget it…drink it after it’s done) After your hot chocolate is finished pour it into a mug, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

If your Vitamix does not have a preset option simple blend on high until hot. This will take about 4 minutes.

* If you don’t have a Vitamix you could simply heat the milk, add the ingredients to your blender and blend. Or you could simply do it on the stove top as well.

Julia Rutland, Coastal Living

Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa

www.babble.com

Make your sweetheart feel like a newlywed with this simple melted ice cream cocoa, served in chocolate-dipped mugs for an extra-special treat.

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 pint strawberry ice cream

4 cups water

Whipped cream

1 cup Mini chocolate chips

1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate chips and dip the top of four mugs into the chocolate. Set aside, allowing chocolate to harden.

In a medium pot, whisk together the butter, sugar, and ice cream over medium high heat until melted.  Whisk in the water, one cup at a time until your favorite texture/flavor is achieved.  Heat just until steaming.  Pour into chocolate-rimmed mugs.  Garnish with a dollop of whipping cream and a sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles.  Serve with your favorite bite-sized cookies for dipping.

Gingerbread-hot-chocolate- jim franco

Gingerbread-hot-chocolate- jim franco

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Rebecca Donnelly

Yield: Makes 4 cups

 

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1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced

10 whole cloves

2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

4 cups whole milk

1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish: mini marshmallows

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Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in an 8- x 10-inch piece of cheesecloth; pull edges together, and tie to secure.

Heat milk and spice bundle in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat, cover, and steep 30 minutes.

3. Remove spice bundle from milk. Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat until hot. Add brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm; garnish, if desired.

arl grey hot chocolate - ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com
Earl grey hot chocolate – ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com

Earl grey hot chocolate

By Emma Photography by Emma

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 ½ cups milk

1 ½ tsp earl grey tea

6 square of dark chocolate, or to taste

Method

Combine the milk and tea in a saucepan and gently heat without boiling. Continue heating for approximately 10 minutes. The milk will take on a light tea colour.

Place 3 (or more if desired) squares of chocolate into a heatproof glass. Pour the milk over the chocolate using a tea strainer/colander to strain off the leaves. Serve.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate www.pastryaffair

Peppermint Hot Chocolate http://www.pastryaffair

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

http://www.pastryaffair.com

Yields 3-4 servings

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup half & half (or heavy cream)
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 tablespoons crushed candy canes (about 4 large candy canes), or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Whipped cream, garnish
Crushed candy canes, garnish

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring whole milk and half & half to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and stir in chocolate and crushed candy canes (or peppermint extract) until silky smooth. If necessary, place hot chocolate back on low heat and stir until chocolate is completely melted and candy canes are dissolved.

Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream, and garnish with crushed candy canes and shaved chocolate.

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate - Chef this up
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate – Chef this up

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

4-5 cups whole milk
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions:

In a heavy saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk, white chocolate, and cocoa powder. Cook over medium heat, whisking periodically, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well combined. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and ginger. Add the remaining milk, 1 cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.

If desired, serve topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Just be sure not to fill the mugs too full before adding the whipped cream, or you might have some overflow.

Nutella hot chocolate - splash of vanilla

Nutella hot chocolate – splash of vanilla

Nutella hot chocolate

Recipe:

400mls milk of your choice (I used 2%)
3 x 20ml level tablespoons of Nutella
1 tspn vanilla essence

Whipped cream (I used the aerosol kind)
60g dark chocolate

Melt dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water on medium heat.

Whisk milk, Nutella and essence in a pan over medium heat until Nutella has dissolved and milk is hot; pour into mugs.  Add whipped cream and melted chocolate.

Serves: 2

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon - Kwestiasmaku

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon – Kwestiasmaku

Hot Chocolate with chili and cinnamon

Hot chocolate like a child, but without the chili and cinnamon.  For afternoon tea or a birthday party.

You can add chocolate and cinnamon chilli powder or chilli piece and a piece of cinnamon bark.  You can also add chili flakes.

If you want to get a very thick chocolate – to eat a teaspoon of the cup, we have to reduce by half the amount of milk and / or add more chocolate.

The components, 2 – 4 servings:

250 ml milk

5 tablespoons creamy cream 30%
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 tsp chili powder (cayenne pepper) or a piece of chilli pepper – the amount to taste
3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or a piece of cinnamon bark
50 g of dark chocolate

Extras (optional):

•whipped cream (cream, whipped 30% cream with powdered sugar)
•chili flakes or cocoa powder or cinnamon

Preparation:

Pour the milk into a saucepan and cream, add powdered sugar and fresh chili and cinnamon bark if they use (powder spices add later).  Heat on medium heat, stirring every now and then (not).  Chop the chocolate into small pieces and add to the hot milk. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted.  Add the cinnamon and chili powder or chili flakes.  Bring to a boil.  Finally, you can mix the mass.  Weight should come out brown and smooth.  Serve in small cups.  Garnish with whipped cream and sugar fondant pudrem.

Caramel-hot-chocolate - cooking classy

Caramel-hot-chocolate – cooking classy

Caramel Hot Chocolate

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/01/caramel-hot-chocolate/

2 Servings (recipe can easily be doubled)

Ingredients

2 cups milk, preferably whole

1/4 – 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I recommend Ghirardelli)*

1/2 cup caramel sauce, recipe follows

sweetened whipped cream or vanilla marshmallows

grated chocolate and coarse or Maldon sea salt for garnish, optional

Caramel Sauce

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup salted butter

2/3 cup heavy cream

Directions

Prepare caramel sauce according to directions listed and allow to cool slightly. Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once milk is warm, stir in chocolate chips and caramel, and cook whisking constantly until chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm topped, topped with sweetened whipped cream or miniature marshmallows, drizzle each serving with 1 Tbsp caramel sauce and garnish with grated chocolate if desired.

For the caramel sauce:

Gather all of your ingredients and have them nearby ready to add to the mixture as needed. In a heavy-bottomed 3 quart saucepan, heat sugar and water over moderately high heat whisking constantly to dissolve sugar. Once mixture reaches a boil, stop whisking and allow mixture to boil until it reaches a dark amber color, carefully swirling pan occasionally. Once mixture reaches a dark amber color, immediately add butter and whisk until butter has melted then immediately remove from heat. Wait 3 seconds then carefully pour in cream and immediately whisk to combine (it will bubble vigorously). Whisk until mixture is smooth. Allow caramel to cool several minutes then pour into a glass jar to cool.

*For a richer hot chocolate, you can use up to 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips and mix in more caramel sauce as well if desired.