Rich Gourmet Hot Chocolate


1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate (pick one that's at least 70 percent cacao), chopped
1/2 cup water
2-1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups heavy cream
Garnish: marshmallows or sweetened whipped cream


In a double boiler over low heat, combine chocolate and water. Raise heat to medium and whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Add sugar and whisk to dissolve. In a microwave or in a saucepan over low heat, warm cream. Slowly whisk cream into chocolate mixture, continuing to whisk until smooth. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and top with marshmallows or whipped cream, if desired.


4 servings

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