I’ve mentioned before about Hella’s current obsession with being cosy. Now in her mind –
COSY = PJs (whatever the time of day) + soft blankets + (and this is the ESSENTIAL part) hot chocolate
Add in a good book (maybe her current favourite which, coincidentally, is A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson) – does life get any better than that? Well it certainly doesn’t get any cosier. Oh except maybe if it wasn’t 28° outside …
But of course, there’s hot chocolate and there’s hot chocolate and over the last few weeks, Hella and I have spent rather a lot of time (and chocolate) working on creating The Ultimate Hot Chocolate.
Making hot chocolate at home has become symbolic of gorgeous ‘Mum and daughter time’. On our journey towards The Ultimate, we’ve wholeheartedly rejected any attempt at making hot chocolate from anything in powdered form – it’s a poor excuse for the real thing – and instead have discovered a love for making it with warm, creamy milk, in which we’ve been melting lots of finely chopped real, proper chocolate. It really is like a hug in a mug – but a small mug … this is seriously chocolatey….