Sunday, 21 December 2014

On the twelfth day of Yule...Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

What could be a better combination?  Wine and chocolate?

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

You will need:

400g (14 oz) sugar
200g (7oz) cocoa powder
2 cinnamon sticks
5 star anise
8 cloves
500g (17 1/2 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
2 satsumas cut in half (leave the skin on)
1 sprig rosemary
1 bottle of red wine
500ml (17 1/2 fl oz) water

Put the water, sugar, cocoa powder and all the spices into a saucepan and bring to just before boiling.

Remove from the heat and add in the chocolate, whisk until it is all mixed in.

Pop the satsumas and rosemary into the pan and leave to infuse for about ten minutes.

Add the red wine and heat gently for a few minutes - serve warm.


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