This is a 'proper' thick hot chocolate, not the 'flavoured milk' that they sell nowadays in coffee shops (often at an exorbitant price).
In Spain it is traditional to celebrate the Three Wise Men day (5 Jan evening) with hot chocolate and a rich round cake called Roscon which has a hidden token within it (the roscon in the picture is shop bought). We were many people celebrating today so we also made 'churros' but we will give you the recipe for this some other day.
For the hot chocolate you need:
-40 gr of chocolate of the variety 'a la taza' per person
- one cup of milk per person
Heat the milk over a medium heat hob. When the milk is warm add the chocolate broken in bits. Keep stirring until it begins to boil. You will see that it thickens to the consistency of double cream. As soon as it thickens you can drink it though you can also leave it at this point and heat it later when you want to drink it.
If you cannot find ' a la taza' chocolate just use any good dark chocolate in the same proportion. To help it thicken you can dissolve half a tsp of corn flour in a little bit of warm milk and add it to the chocolate as you start to stir.
We promise to you that once you try this there will be no way back...
The children were so excited about the Three Wise Men that they did not help at all with the cooking this time. However, as you can see, it is a really simple recipe.