Cocoa powder gives chocolate its rich flavour and makes this steaming mug of hot cocoa my favourite winter treat. A touch of cayenne pepper balances the temperature heat of the brew but doesn’t make it too spicy. It’s a surprising twist that adds just the right exotic edge.
Yield: Serves one
1 cup milk
1 heaping spoonful cocoa powder
1 heaping spoonful brown sugar
1 handful dark chocolate chips
1 dribble vanilla
NULL tiny pinch cayenne pepper
Pour everything into a small pot and whisk until well combined. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Whisk a bit more to froth it up a bit.
Pour into your favourite mug and find a comfy chair to enjoy it in!
Every kitchen needs a gold standard recipe for chocolate chip cookies. This one has earned its stripes under fire, over many seasons, through countless licked spoons, spilled vanilla and extra chips in the batter. Its quick baking time is the key to addictively chewy cookies that friends and family won’t be able to resist.