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Hot Cocoa Comfort: 50 Recipes for Comforting Cups of Chocolate
Hot Cocoa Comfort: 50 Recipes for Comforting Cups of Chocolate | Michael Turback
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Make cocoa an everyday, year-round treat with these body- and soul-warming new takes! The everyday comfort of true hot cocoa is grounded in memories of grandma's kitchen, where slow food was a practice, not a movement. And now, rediscovery is in the air--what once was old is new again, with high-end chocolate producers creating pure cocoa powders, and these quality ingredients now compete with coffee in progressive coffeehouses and cafs. Convivial and resourceful, Cocoa Comfort invites the reader to reconsider the gentle but deep, complex flavor and amazing versatility of made-from-scratch cocoa as a simple pleasure during any moment in daily life, as well as for life's special occasions. The book recalls cocoa's ancient origins, offers instructions on tools and techniques for preparation, then stretches palate perspectives with fifty home kitchen-friendly drinks and paired small plates. These delightfully nuanced recipes include: Malted Hot Cocoa with Toasted Marshmallows Corn Flakes "Cereal Milk" Hot Cocoa After-School S'mores Hot Cocoa Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa "Good Morning" Hot Cocoa Muffins Cocoa Dunking Biscuits Red Wine Hot Cocoa Cocoa Popcorn Mexican Hot Cocoa with Chili, Cinnamon, and Mezcal Lavender Nightcap Hot Cocoa Consider Cocoa Comfort a re-introduction to an old favorite--with imaginative and original, yet accessible recipes that open the door to new possibilities.
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Last night I attended my first adult library program. They have Tuesday Tastings once a month. Last night was hot chocolates from around the world (Spanish,Mexican,French, & Italian). I forgot to take a picture so featured here is dark chocolate hot chocolate from The Chocolate Bar in Buffalo, Mexican Hot Chocolate from Mindy‘s Hot Chocolate Bakery at Revival Food Hall in Chicago, & drinking chocolates from around the world at The Hershey Story.

rather_be_reading omg yum!! tht sounds like fun! 4y
Lauram Was this at The Chocolate Bar? It‘s such a beautiful Cle spot. 4y
megnews @Lauram the one on the bottom left is at The Chocolate Bar in Buffalo though I have been to the one in Cleveland several times. (I live outside Cleveland.) It‘s location in the old arcade is beautiful! The other photos were from Chicago and Hershey PA. 4y
Lauram Goodness. I think I was just distracted by the photos and had a lapse in comprehension. I knew from some of your earlier posts that you were from the area (I am too) and was curious if this was at the Old Arcade location. Now that I‘ve fully read your post, I have my answer. 😉 4y
megnews @Lauram 😂it‘s no problem. I am easily distracted by chocolate too! 4y
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It's one of my favorite days of the year: National Hot Cocoa Day 😍😍 Now I know that I'm not the only one who enjoys chocolate in any form so I would LOVE to know how everyone else enjoys their hot cocoa.

I enjoy mine with crushed candy canes and mini marshmallows.


booklover984 Mini marshmallows and whipped cream topping, like reddi whip or something. Makes it so much smoother. 4y
cassareada @booklover984 I'll have to try that. That could really step up my cocoa game 😊 4y
night_shift I had some grinch hot cocoa today! 4y
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cassareada @UnidragonFrag oh that sounds amazing. I'll have to try that one too! 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I sometimes throw a little rumchata in mine. I also love whipped cream in in. 4y
night_shift It was just minty hot chocolate with green whipped green on top lol .. it was good! I usually put a little vanilla creamer in mine! 4y
cassareada @UnidragonFrag I must be thinking of the one you make with white chocolate. No matter what both sound great. 4y
cassareada @MaleficentBookDragon I haven't had it with rumchata yet, but I hear nothing but good things about it. Have you tried hot cocoa it with red wine? I'm going to attempt to make it for my next wine night. 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @cassiopia I haven't. I keep meaning to try it though. 4y
cassareada @MaleficentBookDragon I'm going to make it for Christmas Eve. I'll let you know how it turns. out. 4y
Bookjunkie57 With a sprinkle of cinnamon. 😋 4y
Maria514626 Oh no! I missed it! I like the type made with cinnamon. Mmmmm. 4y
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