Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thirteen Tale Hot Chocolate

Everyone told me I had to read this book. Everyone said they loved it! I found it too "disturbing" for my taste. I struggled through it but finished it and didn't even skip to the end.

I did like the Aurelius character because he was a chef and he was kind. I could relate to his character. The book is very well written and is interesting..very unpredictable, which is a plus.

While reading this book I found myself always craving hot chocolate! And then to my amazement a cooking friend posted a recipe. I can also relate to my friend because Food Is Her Love Language! It is mine too! If I bake you something..I love you. If I continue to bake for you..I really love you.

I really love hot chocolate!

3 simple ingredients.

"I made myself a cup of cocoa". The character in this book lives on cocoa and hardly anything else. I wish I had counted the number of references to a single cup of cocoa. Hence my continuous cravings.

mmm good stuff.

Marzipan Hot Chocolate for 1 (source Lois)


  • 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, rounded
  • 1 oz. marzipan
  • 1 c. milk


Combine chocolate and marzipan in a food processor until it resembles a very coarse meal.
Heat milk until steaming.
With the motor running, slowly pour the hot milk into the chocolate mixture; process until throughly combined.
Return to pan and heat to desire temperature.

(If making more than one cup, only add one cup of milk to the chocolate mixture. Combine the chocolate mixture with the remaining milk in the saucepan.

Serves 1

Call me lazy but...
I just threw everything in the blender and whirled it about. It was great.


Maggie said...

I've not read this one- interesting!

And the cocoa looks so good. I love homemade!

ButterYum said...

Mmmmm... sounds absolutely wonderful!


Rettabug said...

Okay, so now I'm the one craving some Swiss Miss hot cocoa!!! LOL Cute photos to go along with your review.

~~pat-pat~~Nice Kitty~~pat-pat

librariane said...

I've had books that made me crave whatever drink they were having--glad you could follow through! We might have to give this a try at our house.

Mary said...

I struggled thru this book too, but unlike you, I didn't finish. My TBR pile is overflowing & despite what everyone said, I couldn't connect to this book. Obviously, I should have continued to the hot chocolate part :-)


Sarah said...

Guess I'll pass on the book, but I'd definitely like a cup of that hot chocolate. Looks yummy!

once in a blue moon... said...

oh that first pic is a crack up!

i bot this book and my sister took it, i guess i better buy it again! but "disturbing" kind of keeps me leery though, i better learn a bit more about it... i do love unpredictable, and of course hot chocolate! adding marzipan is a great touch~

thanks so much for playing at food with style, your pics are darling!

once in a blue moon... said...

i hope its, ok i included one of your pics for food with style, check my blog for the link~

Virginia Taylors said...

I hope you will try the is great. Even if Marzipan is 6$ a tube.

I love hearing from you and think of you whenever I make pretzels.

This is so much better than Swiss Miss. I wish I could have you over!

If a book mentions food I start to drool! Loved your ThunderCake.

I am very picky about the books I read. I should have been like you and stopped and started something else.

Try the hot chocolate!

Once in a Blue Moon,
I can't thank you enough for your wonderful blog. I love being connected to other readers who are passionate about food.

Lynnylu said...

The marzipan must have been wonderful in the hot chocolate! Yum!

Coiner Family said...

Nice cup!

Rettabug said...

Popping back in to thank you for your post about making Hollandaise sauce the easy way! I can't wait to try it!!!