Although Living Notes from NYC mostly focuses on style and fashion, I thought it would be fun to add a new feature : Saturday Morning series. We all need to unwind from a crazy busy week anyway. Besides, we also like to entertain on Saturdays. Why not to double task and enjoy a wonderful morning and use the same recipe for guests later, right?
From childhood, I loved waking up early on quiet Saturday/Sunday mornings. My mom had that coveted magical touch where she could turn any ordinary wholesome ingredient into something extraordinary delicious.
I cherish those early morning memories.
I hope Saturday Morning series will help you create yours too.
This is one of the classic recipes that was frequently repeated on Saturdays/Sundays in our home. I was very happy to find a simplified but extremely healthful and delicious version on the site of one of my friends who is an amazing actress and just as amazing of a chef ( who i admire , love and respect).
It's simple, fast, wholesome and delicious. Need I say more?
250 gr/ 5 oz or one bar/ dark chocolate ( as dark as you can get)
85 ml heavy whipping cream
85 ml milk *if hosting adult party, try scotch whisky instead - it will add creamy consistency and amazing flavor*
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
Break chocolate into pieces and put in double boiler to melt * do not touch until completely melted- chocolate does best when left alone*
once melted - take off the heat and add cream, milk *or whisky* and rum flavoring. keep mixing until smooth consistency ( if clumps appear, return to double boiler for a minute)
refrigerate for 2 hours * best overnight*
sift the cocoa powder
use a spoon to get a portion of a chocolate mixture, form into balls, cones or whatever you like, roll in cocoa powder
Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend!
DO YOU HAVE ANY WEEKEND TRADITIONS?