Arnaud’s Cafe Brûlot Diabolique

Arnaud’s Cafe Brûlot Diabolique Ingredients: Directions: Simmer orange curaçao, brandy, cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange, and lemon peel in a heatproof 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Using a match or lighter, carefully ignite and cook, swirling pan until flames die out. Stir in coffee and sugar; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Strain coffee into brûlot […]

Mexican Hot Chocolate (Chocolate Caliente)

Mexican Hot Chocolate (Chocolate Caliente) Ingredients: Directions: Combine milk or water and chocolate in a pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, about 10 minutes. Stir continuously to completely dissolve chocolate. Remove from heat. Using a hand blender, mix liquid until foamy, about 2 minutes. Serve hot. Yields:  4 servings From:  http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Mexican-Hot-Chocolate

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Ingredients: Directions: In a small saucepan, combine the demarara sugar with the cardamom seeds, mace, vanilla bean and seeds, and 1⁄4 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool completely. Pour the syrup through a fine sieve into a medium saucepan and […]

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur

Nutella Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur Ingredients: Directions: Heat milk in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium heat until just beginning to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth. Top with whipped cream to serve. Yields:  1 serving From:  http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/nutella-hot-chocolate-with-hazelnut-liqueur

Glögg (Spiced Wine)

Glögg (Spiced Wine) Ingredients: Directions: Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring from time to time. Remove from heat and allow glögg to macerate for 2 hours. Strain when ready to use. Reheat and serve with blanched almonds, raisins and pepparkakor or ginger snaps on the side. Yields:  8 […]

Masala Paal (Steamed Milk with Pistachios and Almonds)

Masala Paal (Steamed Milk with Pistachios and Almonds) Ingredients: Directions: Bring milk to a boil in a 4-qt. nonstick saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally and scraping the insides of the pan to release browned milk solids, until the milk is reduced by half, 25–30 minutes. Meanwhile, purée almonds and pistachios in a […]

Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Bar Hot Chocolate Ingredients: Directions: Place chocolate pieces* in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add milk and whisk constantly until chocolate is melted and well blended, about 5 minutes. Whisk in cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Remove from heat; add more milk if desired. Serve in your Christmas Character morphing mug. *Note:  Good use of […]