Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is posted for the World Tour 2005 RecipeZaar event. I haven't tried it yet, but oh my, does it ever look good! The source is Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 loaf brioche bread, torn in pieces (or panettone, or hard butter cookies)


  1. In a small bowl, stir 1/2 cup milk and the flour until smooth.
  2. In a saucepan bring 4 1/2 cups milk to a simmer over medium heat. Place chocolate in a small bowl, and ladle 1 cup of the simmering milk over the chocolate and whisk to dissolve it. Stir the dissolved chocolate into the simmering milk.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to milk in the saucepan, then stir in sugar, butter, and cinnamon, and return to the simmer. Cook, stirring until thick and smooth - about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and let rest about a minute. Ladle soup into warm bowls, and pass the brioche, panettone, or cookies for dunking into the soup.
Most Helpful

4 5

I loved this!!! I made it with everything and used tea cookies. It was delisious!! Thanks for a great recipe.

5 5

Yummy!! I used this recipe for a family chocolate Iron Chef battle. I had soup...this was thick and rich and very easy to make. I used Hawaiian bread cut in cubes to dip into the soup. Everyone loved it!

5 5

Excellent! Excellent! This deserves a standing ovation! The soup comes out creamy and wonderful. As I don't have a scale, I guessed at how much chocolate to add. I ended up adding about 3/4 cup of chopped up chocolate. It wasn't overpowering and it didn't make it too sweet. I failed to watch it close enough, so I got a few lumps from it sticking to the bottom. I also used a non-stick pot for this. I won't do that again. It seemed to stick even more-so. The lumps even tasted good to me though. Other than my errors, this recipe was perfect! We used Cornmeal Cookies #71241 to dunk in the soup. Divine!