For National Cocoa Day we thought we might share some chocolate recipes from our staff—a recipe for chili from Polly Lasker, and some hot chocolate from Ninette Dean—both sure to warm you up.
Just add chocolate!
Crock Pot Chili
One lb. ground beef
One can diced tomatoes
One can tomato paste
Two cans kidney beans
One can beef broth
Half a bag of frozen onions & peppers
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, season-all salt, red pepper flakes to taste
One square of baker's chocolate
Water as needed
Brown the ground beef then throw everything in a crock pot.
Cook for a few hours.
This is one of the ways the French make it. Choose a premium chocolate for the best chocolat chaud.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons hot water, divided
3 cups hot milk
Sugar, to taste
Using a double boiler or a heat-safe glass bowl over simmering water, melt the chopped chocolate into ¼ cup of the water. Stir in the 3 tablespoons hot water and milk until the chocolate mixture is smooth. Pour the hot chocolate into cups and add sugar as desired. Garnish each cup with a spoonful of whipped cream and a few chocolate curls.