Post By Brewster
Premium hot chocolate
Think about the huge difference between making coffee from a teaspoon of Nescafe blend 43 and pulling a shot of freshly ground single origin coffee through a high end espresso machine.
If you drew an analogy to hot chocolate your low end might be the teaspoon of cocoa or hot chocolate powder that you bought at the supermarket. Is there a premium way to make hot chocolate?
I dont mean a higher quality powder, I am more thinking of a solid (think of the coffee bean) that I would grind in a device immediately before making my hot chocolate.
Does anyone know about this?
Have never done it, but, I'm led to believe the process is along similar lines to roasting coffee, unsure about the pulverising, it certainly needs to be taken down very fine.
Just asked Mr Google, here's a link, plenty of info available online, YouTube.
No need to grind chocolate, it melts!This is the most decadent hot chocolate I have ever tried. Search Donna Hay double hot chocolate.
I regularly drink hot chocolate at night.
By your favourite 70 to 90% chocolate and add to heated milk.
The best from supermarket when Lindt is on special.
60g usually 6 squares to 250g whole milk.
I heat milk to around 50C in microwave, add chocolate chopped, quick 20sec worth pulses with stick blender.
Higher % cocoa sometimes needs tsp of sugar.
Put in mug and give another quick blast in microwave bringing temp up to 65 -70 C.
This can easily be shared btwn 2 people, its rich, thick and delicious.
Cocoa beans once roasted must be ground.
Originally Posted by Caps
Why not try one of the chocolates from "Bean Bay"?
You can make a hot chocolate to your preference!
My current choice from a site sponsor when it's getting too late for coffee.
3 HEAPED teaspoons in a cup, then add stretched milk. YUM
Once did this in Costa Rica. Stayed on a local cocoa farm. Hand picked the fruit. Deseeded an pan roasted the beans. Very delicious!
Originally Posted by Yelta
The cacaos on beanbay make super yummy hot chocolate, amongst other things.
Here's are good article for you I found interesting.
Cocoa Bean Roasting
I just happen to have a Behmor so one day I might just try this thanks to your original post.