It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This month, I was assigned I am a Honey Bee. In the Secret Recipe Club, each blogger is assigned a different blog each month. They secretly choose a recipe, prepare it, and post it on a designated day. Since joining in August, I really look forward to the reveal day every month!
I enjoyed reading Nicole’s About Me section, especially the 28 random things part. I am so jealous that she has spent some time in Greece. I also wish her the best of luck today for her C-section and meeting her baby! Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate) has been on my list to make for a while now and I knew I had to give it a try when I saw it on Nicole’s blog. Other notable recipes from her that are now set aside for a later date include Gone to Heaven Dark Chocolate Pie, Bang Bang Shrimp, Baked S’mores Bars, and Wild Mushroom Risotto.
Cioccolata Calda is an Italian Hot Chocolate drink. It is much thicker than the American version, almost has the same consistency as chocolate pudding. Use a rich dark chocolate for this, at least 70% cacao. Nicole paired her Italian Hot Chocolate with whipped cream spiced with orange zest. I loved the combination. The whipped cream has no sugar added, so add a large pinch of sugar if you want it a bit sweeter. Personally, I liked it as written to compliment the sweetness of the hot chocolate.