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Home Cooking 9

Mexican Hot Chocolate

danna | Nov 30, 2006 02:26 PM

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!

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