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11:07 PM: palatable
we invited kristen & todd over to a hot chocolate tasting tonight. using tiny blue & white cups sven's mom got for me for my birthday, we tried 6 different flavors of cocoa (i was really surprised we had all these in our cupboard!):
i had a pot of hot milk simmering on the stove and we sampled several types each. we paired the hot chocolate with lightly toasted french batard slices, slices of toasted chocolate cherry bread sven just pick up at new seasons the other day, and a plate of blue cheese (which is really quite delicious paired with chocolate).
the overall winner was the spicy maya, though sven really liked the ibarra after we figured out we could use the microplane to grate it into a cup.
anyway, a hot chocolate tasting seems like an indulgent tradition to start. :)
What a fun idea!
# posted by Anonymous : Sat Dec 23, 09:34:00 AM PST