I am joining Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for her annual Winter White Event! I don't really do tables, we eat at them, yes, but I don't dress them up too well :) I'm more everyday dishes and sometimes even disposable! Kathleen is friends with me anyway! I like thick heavy paper napkins. I'm all about getting away with whatever is easy! I have kids, they like sauce and they like ketchup. My linens have seen better days! Although most of my dishes and accessories are white, so I could fit right in with Kathleen's theme! But since I walk to the beat of a different drum, instead of a tablesetting, I am joining in with a nice mug of WHITE Hot Chocolate!
In honor of my friend, Kathleen, I'll use a mug of WHITE Hot Chocolate and raise it to her!
Cheers to Kathleen!
but I could have done a table setting with my good Chinette...
but nah! I'll stick with the White Hot Chocolate! A gift from another very dear friend, and I loved it so much, I wanted more, so I found a recipe online at Martha Stewart! Love the White Hot Chocolate, nice change from Chocolate Hot Chocolate. That was a great surprise!
White Hot Chocolate
Source: Martha Stewart
adapted There's Always Thyme to Cook
Makes 8 cups
2 ounces milk chocolate, for garnish
12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped
6 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Peppermint sticks, for garnish
Whipped cream, for garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, shave milk chocolate into curls; set aside.
Place white chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside. Place milk and cream in a medium saucepan set over medium heat until bubbles begin to form around edges of pan, about 4 minutes. Immediately pour mixture over white chocolate. When chocolate begins to melt, stir to combine. Whisk in vanilla. Continue whisking until a light foam forms. **Instead of using a bowl I just added the white chocolate to the pot, off heat, and whisked it in! One less bowl to clean!
Serve immediately garnished with peppermint sticks, whipped cream, and chocolate curls.
To see more Winter White Event Celebrations, stop by Cuisine Kathleen, everyone's invited to join in and link up! Thanks Kathleen, it's always a fun party with you!