Thursday, 11 November 2010

Someone forgot to turn the lights on!

It has been raining ever since I came home from Stockholm! It is dark and colourless, as if by accident someone forgot to turn the lights on...I feel a need to rush indoors, I don´t want to stay outside more than absolutely necessary.
All one need is a cup of warm chocolate, some good tunes and candle light. Some love and affection isn´t a bad addition either;) I probably need to find a cat to live with!

Here´s a recipy for chili-cocoa from the lovely film Chocolat:

3 dl boiling water (1.27 cups)
5 dl milk (2.11 cups)
1 fresh chili
1 vanilla
1 cinnamon stick
100 g dark chocolate (3.5 ounces)
2 spoons of sugar
whipped cream

Remove seeds from the chili and place in boiling water. Let it boil heavily until only half of the water is left (1,5 dl). Remove the chili and let the water cool down.
Heat the milk in waterbath and add the cinnamonstick. Split the vanilla, remove the seeds with the top of a knife and add to the milk. Add the chocoltae as small pieces and stir until all the chocolate has melted. Remove the cinnamonstick and add the chiliwater slowly . The chocolate drink is strong enough when you clearly taste the chili.
There is plenty of sugar in the chocoltae, but you can add some more if you feel it needs more sweetening.
Decorate the chcolate drink with whipped cream.

E N J O Y !

Today I heard this song on the radio. Made me long for a cuddle. Muruseni means sweetheart, muru is a crumb.

Keep warm and keep dry dear friends!


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Welcome back, chere amie! I have been traveling and not regularly commenting. I love chili flavoring in my chocolate and greatly appreciate this delightful recipe!


Henrietta said...

Pitäis olla työmaavalaisimia että näkis jotain. Typerät energiasäästölamput himmenee vaan koko ajan eivätkä valaise mitään. Kirosin just kun vaatehuoneesta paloi hehkulamppu ja vaihdoin sit energialampun. Pitää odottaa kauan ennenko siellä näkee oikeesti mitään hakea.
Vai ei sinusta sit tule pelleä, no pääasia että oli hauskaa ja nautit.
Tämä pelle taitaa painua pehkuihin hieman pimeyden painama naamio kurtulla:)

P.K said...

That is an interesting twist on hot cocoa. It is quite lovely here, so I am wishing some sunny weather your way. Happy weekend!