Sledding in February

Yesterday it snowed non-stop, and my son and I were finally both feeling well enough to go out in such weather. He had fun, but I think my husband had more fun ;) My husband hadn't been sledding since he was in single digits so it was quite thrilling for him.  (I've still never been sledding...just trying to be safe with a baby on board). We all enjoyed frolicking in the snow, throwing snowballs and spending time with friends.  Afterward we indulged in a rich hot chocolate with marshmallows. Hope you're enjoying whatever your winter is looking like.



Rich Hot Chocolate (Slightly Modified from Joanne Chang's Recipe in the Flour Cookbook)
Serves 4 (and 2 little ones)

8 oz dark chocolate (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 Cup Heavy Cream

4 Cups Whole Milk

Roughly chop dark chocolate into small pieces and add to a heat proof bowl.  In a small saucepan, warm heavy cream over medium- high heat until it is scalded (don't let it boil: you'll see steam and  little bubbles forming around the sides).  Take the heavy cream off of the heat and slowly pour over dark chocolate, whisking as you pour.  Continue to whisk until all of the chocolate is melted.  Pour into a glass storage container in the refrigerator until ready to use.  

Combine chocolate mixture and milk and warm on stove over high heat.  Remove from heat just before the hot chocolate boils, making sure to whisk the ingredients together.

Serve with plenty of marshmallows.

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