Hedonist pic of the Day… Fudge Brownie

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fudge brownie, chocolate frostingThis thing tastes as good as it looks. Amazing!

Hot Chocolate admissions

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I’m not a big fan of chocolate. There, I said it. I don’t hate chocolate, but I don’t crave it the way my friends and family do. Therefore, I love cheap hot chocolate.

Very rarely will you hear (read?) me touting the merits of cheap bullshit food, but in this case I will. And if I’m being honest, the reason I like hot chocolate at all is because of the marshmallow factor. I LOVE marshmallows. Gooey and warm are my favorite way to consume them. And I have found hot chocolate to be a perfect vessel for my beloved marshmallows. (That cup has about 8 big marshmallows in it, yum!!)

If you aren’t like me and prefer good quality, good tasting hot chocolate, I would recommend this recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in pan. Pour in boiling water, while stirring.
  2. Bring  to an easy boil and keep stirring! Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Make sure it doesn’t scorch.
  3. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but not boiling!
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.
  5. Stick as many marshmallows as is humanly possible into mug and prepare to be happy.