11 October 2011

Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

A home made hot chocolate with an organic twist!

This is not a post about how chocolate is good for you. In fact it is bad - quite bad and this week I would suggest packing away those bathroom scales!

National Chocolate week over here and I will combine chocolate in recipes with classical music. Loads of other music genres were running through my mind but for me chocolate is elegant, smooth and a classic treat that I nibble on after a hectic day; so rock or the blues can wait till next year! 

Compose Your Chocolate Playlist:

'Prelude' By Cinematic Orchestra
'Für Elise' By Beethoven
'J'y Suis Jamais Alle' By Yann Tiersen
'Sudden Turn' By Jan A.P Kaczmarek
'Ice Dance' By Shirley Walker
'The Changing Seasons' By James Horner
'In The Tub' By Danny Elfman
'The Winds Gently Blow Through The Garden' By James Horner
'Unfaithful' By Jan A.P Kaczmarek
'Jack's Future' By James Horner

Flavoured Hot Chocolate serves 2


Green and Blacks Butterscotch Chocolate 35g
150ml Semi skimmed milk
3 cloves
half teaspoon of nutmeg
half teaspoon of Green and Blacks cocoa powder
small pinch of cinnamon
small pinch of chai masala (or rip open a chai teabag and use these)


: Pour milk and add everything in the pan EXCEPT the chocolate, leave on a medium heat.
: When it boils, turn off the heat and pour through a tea strainer in a large huggable mug.
: Drop the chocolate in the mug and let it melt.

< All done and drink in the next 20 minutes!

Next Time:
Dark chocolate with a hint of lemon
You can use most flavour chocolates in this drink - maybe not one with nuts, that could be dangerous.

Favourite Song:

ê 'Prelude' By Cinematic Orchestra

When someone says "chocolate', I think of Green and Blacks.