Castillian Hot Chocolate
This is a classic Spanish Hot Cocoa recipe. The consistency of the finished product should resemble chocolate pudding that hasn't quite set. Yes, this is a thick drink!
Add brandy or rum for a festive occasion!
Mix cacao powder and sugar together.
Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and combine with the cacao-sugar mixture in a medium sized saucepan. Stir this until it is a smooth paste.
Begin heating this mixture, continuously stirring it with a whisk. Gradually pour in the milk. Continue stirring as you bring to a simmer.
Allow simmering, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. The drink is ready when it thickens and is glossy and smooth. A dollop of freshly whipped cream tops this drink off perfectly.
Makes 4 servings