I volunteered to make dessert for a Feliz Navidad-themed party. My friend says she wants "authentic" Mexican, so I bought her the Rick Bayless book.
My plan is to make Mexican wedding cookies and Mexican hot chocolate.
Having read the recipe for MHC in Bayless's book, I am now torn. Originally, I was just thinking rich hot choc. w/ a hint of cinnamon and or chili. Now, I am unsure....
Should I hunt down real Mexican chocolate bars?
Where? Whole Foods does not appear to have them. We have tiendsas in town, but they don't look "upscale". I don't want the Mexican equivilent of Hersheys.
Can I just froth it with a whisk? There's no way I'm putting a hot liquid in a blender at someone else's house.
I really wanted to try to make something like Jacque Torres hot choc. that would be very rich and served in small delicate tea cups along w/ the cookies. But I don't want to embarrass my authentic hostess.
BTW, there will be around 15 guests, all girls.
Please give me some advice!