The ultimate hot chocolate
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Doug Sherring
Our Mum had a special pot she would use only when she made her famous hot chocolate. In winter after school we would get home, change out of our uniforms and into some flannelette pyjamas and cross our fingers that Mum felt sorry enough for us to make us this decadent elixir. There is a certain romance to making hot drinks on the stove, mixing and watching the liquid start to become hot before pouring it into drinking mugs.
- Heat the milk in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick. While the milk is heating chop the chocolate.
- Take the milk off the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and add the chocolate, let sit for 2 minutes then stir and add half of the marshmallows and return to the heat. Stir until all the marshmallows have melted.
- Pour into mugs and top with the remaining marshmallows.