One of the first recipes David Lebovitz put up on his site was a hot chocolate recipe from Wittamer, one of the best chocolate shops in Brussels, where he actually worked for a time.
The head chocolatier, Michael Lewis gave him this recipe, which they serve in their chic tea salon overlooking the place Sablon.
Try to find the best chocolate you can(30-40%). Adapted from The Great Book of Chocolate.
I love collecting hot chocolate recipes from different countries. When wintering in Paris, one of life's great pleasures is sipping a cup of rich hot chocolate, le chocolat chaud, in a cozy café. This hot chocolate is deeply flavorful, but not over-the-top rich, so enjoy anytime! Adapted from David Lebovitz's blog
Warm caramel sauce and a little chocolate syrup spooned into a ramekin's bottom results in a cake with an irresistibly gooey surprise. Plan ahead, because you need to freeze the ramikins for about 70 minutes before baking. Adapted from Country Living magazine.
What fun! The kids can help with this. Pep up your hot chocolate, coffee, apple cider, etc. with marshmallow swizzle sticks! You can change the colors to suit the occasion! Adapted from BH&G magazine(December 2008).
A favorite combo of flavors, these muffins resemble crumb cakes when made with streusel. The topping makes alot so you can use more for later or cut the topping in half. Update: I have made a few changes to make this even better!(Thanks Realtor!)
These sweet little concoctions are made to go with hot chocolate, but are also good with coffee and apple cider! These dollops go great with Recipe#351530! Adapted from Southern Living magazine(January 2009)
This is a rich version of cocoa and what a treat it makes! In the 18th century Europeans married milk with chocolate and sugar. Soon after, it became a very popular after dinner drink!
Adding a pinch of cayenne gives it a little spice too! Adapted from Country Living magazine.