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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY ~

 WELCOME to Hot Chocolate Around the World
Linky Party!!!

NOTE: ALL CHOCOLATE RELATED RECIPES CAN PARTY!!! BOY YOU GUYS LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!

Here is how to join in the fun:

~ Share your favourite  Chocolate recipe ... (whether its a fondue, sauce, cake, ice-cream etc.) be creative ~ for warm weather climate cities, countries ~ how about a Frozen or Ice Chocolate recipe!!!

~  add the The Chocolate Around the World button  at the end of your chocolate recipe post... (you will find it at the end of this post) link it back to this post, so others can have fun discovering Chocolate Recipes too!!

 You can add to your side bar (optional)

~ Click the Linky and you are ready to Party!!!

The HCATW button will be left on the side bar of THIS blog until December 31,2010,
with link back to this post, so visitors can discover your recipe and blog too!!
 Linky will be open, to December 31, 2010


SAVOUR THE MOMENT.....


Amore for 2
Italian Style Hot Chocolate

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch* or arrowroot
2 cups milk or half milk-half water

Creation:
Mix the cocoa, sugar and cornstarch together until thoroughly blended.

Add 1/2 cup liquid to a medium saucepan and set over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa mixture until thoroughly incorporated and no lumps remain. Add the rest of the liquid.

Cook, stirring constantly using whisk, over medium-low heat, until the mixture is thickened (it coats the back of a spoon), about ten minutes.

Make It Yours: 
Once the cocoa has thickened, you can stir in a hint of additional flavorings before serving:
1/4 tsp of:
vanilla or almond extract
or a liquior such as Grand Marnier , Pepperrmint , Banana , Frangelco

Presentation:
Serve in tea cups for the unexpected factor. Dust each serving with cinnamon or nutmeg. A small almond cookie or biscotti on the side ...

*cornstarch will not clump like flour.Its smooth and tasteless.


19 comments:

  1. I think it is a great party!! How often are you planning on doing it? Every Thursday?

    Thank you so much for your visits. You are the best. I have been really busy but i read your blog as soon as i can. Big hugs from me :)
    Frenchy

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  2. I will give a shout out tomorrow morning for your party...I think it is a super good idea! Good night my friend.
    Love ya!
    Frenchy

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  3. I entered my Laduree Hot Chocolate! Can't wait to see what the other contestants bring in!

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  4. Yummy! I love hot chocolate and I can't believe I don't make it more often. I love it with chili peppers in it!
    I went and checked out the links and now my mouth is watering. I'm going to link up a chocolate cupcake recipe I have.

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  5. I don't have any chocolate recipes to share. If I knew my aunt's secret Oreo pie recipe, I would rat her out, but I don't. :( I've never even gotten to eat a piece of it! It's so awful. Every SINGLE time we have our family reunion I get to hear about how wonderfully delicious her pie tastes, then when I go to get some for dessert after finishing my dinner, it's all gone! This past June, my cousin - my aunt's 13 year-old daughter, walked away with the last piece as I was going to get some. I was like, give it up, girl. You live with the baker; you can have this any time! Anway, I'll get off my chocolate box. Stopping by from LBS! :)

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  6. I have a chocolate recipe, but it is sinful....Ashley kind of invented it! I think it was part of the reason I had to have my gallbladder removed!
    Hugs.
    Mary

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  7. I love this! I'm going to mention in tomorrow in Friday Fragments. I posted 2 recipes!

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  8. Oh I love your recipe! I am definitely going to try this when the weather cools down! I don't have any hot chocolate recipes- so I am excited to read everyone's! xoxo

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  9. Sorry :O( I will have something ready for next week! Just give me lots of warning!

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  10. Hi, just came over from the HIMYF giveaway. And I love chocolate, so this is a great place for me. Thanks for all the super sweet comments and I look forward to keeping up with your blog too!

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  11. Always glad when I see you have stopped by for a visit. I love hot chocolate in the winter, but just buy the redi-mix.

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  12. DEAREST FRIEND!!!! Oh, I know, I often miss posts and I wonder how that could happen!!!! TEEEEEHEEEE....THIS CHOCOLATE PARTY LOOKS GREAT! And thank you for coming over, really. OUR RENOVATION IS GOING TO START SOON! The builder is coming FINALLY to set a start date. These things never go as you wish, do they....you definitely know! HOw are the puppies doing darling? AND YOU? Have a lovely evening....I am posting a new post tonight....Anita

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  13. Ahhhhh......tea, a cozy corner and a happy heart...what more can one have in order to be happy? Thank you sweet one, for coming over! I so love this time of year. There is something comforting in a cup of tea, isn't there? Do enjoy this fine weekend with someone you absolutely LOVE and write some poetry!!! Cinquain poetry is fun, challenging and satisifying! Look up an example on line......grosses bises, Anita

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  14. Best reason for a linky list ever!!

    All my cooking tends to involved 4 ingredients or less, so I'm not a good source of recipes, but I make up for it by being an excellent roadtester of others' recipes (ie the piggy who eats them!).

    Thanks for the awesome recipe. : )

    xx
    Becks

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  15. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    My name is Ruth and I am a chocaholic xx

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  16. Perfect post for this chocolate lover! Unfortunately, my hot chocolate recipe involves opening a package over hot water. :) So, I will definitely use this for inspiration to be more creative with my HC recipes. Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  17. What a wonderful sounding chocolate party! Divine!

    That hot chocolate sounds ridiculously delicious!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  18. Mmmm...I've just made your wonderful recipe! In fact, I'm sipping it even as I type! I haven't had hot chocolate as good as this since my stay in Paris last year. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe and for taking me back, so to speak, to Paris!

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