Is Jamie Olivers Epic Hot Chocolate, Well…..Epic?

| December 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

Following watching Jamie’s Christmas with Bells on this week, I just had to make Jamie’s Epic Hot Chocolate.

My eldest daughter Miss N loves hot chocolate, so I thought this would make a great handmade gift for her this Christmas.

I bought a half litre preserving jar from Lakeland.

  • For the epic hot chocolate mix you need

  • 2 tablespoons Horlicks
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons quality organic cocoa
  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely grated
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt

I added all the ingredients as per the recipe HERE (please click to see) apart from the 100g of dark chocolate. I really wasn’t sure if the mixture was going to be WAY too chocolaty. So I decided that instead, as the hot chocolate came to the boil I would add 3 squares of Green and Black’s butterscotch chocolate. I thought this would work really well, and add a different dimension.

So because of this twist on the original recipe I thought it only right I tested the recipe (a Mum treat ;)) I only used enough milk for one mug, and added 3 level tablespoons of the Epic hot chocolate and three squares of the butterscotch chocolate.

I was surprised at how easily the mixture came together, I honestly hoped thought it would be lumpy (I’m a fan of lumpy custard..I know very strange) but no it was smooth and silky, a thick double cream like consistency. I’m positive if you increased the amount of powder it would turn out more like the thicker example that Jamie used to mop up the waffles!

Perfectly balanced, not powdery, and very, very chocolaty.  Pure indulgence in a cup!

This is how it looks in the Jar. I’m going to call it Miss N’s Weekend Epic Hot Chocolate!

Hope you don’t mind Jamie?

 

So a really quick homemade Christmas gift and an answer to my question….YES Jamie’s Epic Hot Chocolate is well…. EPIC!!

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  1. Bonnie King says:

    Wow that sounds yummy. I will have to look out for this programme :)

  2. Tracy
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    says:

    Ohhhh how did I miss this programme? Gutted! This looks amazing and I am rather fond of Green & Blacks butterscotch…..nom nom!

  3. Nikki Thomas says:

    That sounds lovely! Will have to look for the recipe!

  4. Lucie B
    Twitter:
    says:

    Oooh, that sounds lovely! You’ve reminded me to make some too & take it with us on our New Year trip away.
    Love your Gidders mug too ;) x

  5. I am desperate to try this one out with the waffles too – it looked amazing! Very envious of your daughters christmas present!

  6. Lovely gift! I like!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

  7. Elizabeth B. says:

    Wow, first time I see chocolate in jar! Great experience. :-)
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