Thursday, January 14, 2010

Spiced Cafe Au Lait

2 cups milk
3 cinnamom sticks
20 whole cloves
150g good quality milk chocolate, chopped
60g bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
3 cups freshly brewed strong coffee
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
pinch of nutmeg


Place the milk, cinnamom sticks, and whole cloves in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat  and add all the chocolate and whisk until melted. Cover and let stand for 15minutes.
Then, bring milk mixture back to a simmer and add coffee, 2tbsp of sugar and vanilla. Stir over medium-low heat for five minutes. Do not boil.
Meanwhile, beat the cream, pinch of nutmeg, and remaining sugar until soft peaks form.
Pour coffee mixture into mugs and top with cream. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

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