The weather forecast calls for today to be very warm, yet this morning, Louis got up craving the chocolat à l'ancienne he has enjoyed at several places in Paris. So, call Louis crazy (Ed: OK, Louis, you're crazy!) but on this warm morning, Louis is posting une recette pour chocolat à l'ancienne, old-fashion hot chocolate. Warning: Nesquick this isn't! Without further ado,
Chocolat à l'ancienne
6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped (Louis likes the Valrhonn\a chocolate)
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons hot water, divided
3 cups hot whole milk
Sugar, to taste
1) Using a double boiler or a heat-safe glass bowl over simmering water, melt the chopped chocolate into ¼ cup of the water. 2) Stir in the 3 tablespoons hot water and milk until the chocolate mixture is smooth.
3) Pour the hot chocolate into cups and add sugar as desired.
4) Garnish each cup with a spoonful of whipped cream and a few chocolate curls.
Plus de recettes for chocoholics:
Pots-de-Crème au Chocolat
Gâteau au Chocolat "Cochon-Qui-Vol"
Tarte au Chocolat Noir