I was recently sent a kCook from Kenwood to review and create some recipes.
If you don’t know much about the kCook, it’s a really clever product. It’s a neat, compact machine which takes up very little space in your kitchen yet delivers a whole host of uses. There are options for steaming one pot cooking and normal cooking. You can use it to make sauces, main meals, desserts, drinks, dips and more. Also there is an accompanying app which has 200 recipes for you to use.
I’m just getting to grips with it and I promise to share a more exciting recipe with you soon but for now I just wanted to let you know about a recipe I created for a very rich, dark hot chocolate. I tried the standard hot choc recipe which is on the app and it’s fabulous but being me I had to make up my own. I love dark hot chocolate and this is rich and luxurious. Thick and creamy without being sickly.
You will need:
500ml of semi skimmed milk
150g of dark chocolate ( approx 50% )
1tsp vanilla extract
Place your chocolate in the kCook with the chopping attachment in the pot. Put the lid on and chop for about 20seconds. Remove the chopper and add the stirring attachment. Add the milk and sugar, replace lid, press the start/pause button and reduce the cooking time to 6 minutes. Remove lid and pot carefully. Pour into a large jug first before serving with mini marshmallows.
Serves 2 – large mugs or Mason jars.
This hot chocolate is thick and indulgent so I don’t think it needs added cream but if you want to take it a step further just add a dollop of whipped cream and some sprinkled chocolate bits on top.