Recipe by Sharon123
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.
Top Review by Leggy Peggy
Perfect treat on a wintry Australian morning. This is absolutely divine. I used top quality chocolate (70 per cent), including some of the famous Neuhaus brand that I bought in Belgium. Wish I'd remembered to pop in a marshmallow. Thanks so much for posting.
- 1 quart half-and-half or 1 quart whole milk
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 4 ounces good milk chocolate, finely chopped
- tiny pinch salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Warm about one-third of the half-and-half or milk, with the chopped chocolates and salt, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
- Whisk in the remaining half-and-half or milk, heating until the mixture is warmed through. Add the cinnamon.
- Use a hand-held blender, or a whisk, and mix the hot chocolate until it's completely smooth. Serve very warm. Enjoy!
- At Wittamer, it's served with a poof of whipped cream and chocolate curls.