Hot Chocolate Spice, 75g
Warm up with our hot chocolate spice! We've skillfully blended together richly flavoured ancho chilli with Sri Lankan cinnamon, sweetly fragrant tonka bean, and warming nutmeg and allspice. The perfect match for chocolate, these spices add depth and a hint of fruity flavour as well as a building heat, depending on how much you use.
This tin contains 75g of pure spice - plenty to see you through these cold days. Although we've created this blend specifically with hot chocolate in mind, why not try adding it to hot chocolate sauce, brownies and chocolate mousse too!
Hot Chocolate Recipe - Makes 2 small cups or one large mug
50g chocolate, broken into small pieces (we like to use 75%)
3-6g hot chocolate spice, depending on taste, plus extra to sprinkle on top
Optional: sugar, to taste
Pour the milk into a small saucepan, and add the hot chocolate spice (we recommend starting with 3g.) Slowly warm the milk over a gentle heat, taking care not to let it burn. Once it's hot, remove the pan from the hob and throw in the chopped chocolate. Whisk or stir thoroughly until it has all melted, then taste and if liked add sugar and a little more spice.
WHY DON'T WE ADD SUGAR OR SALT TO OUR BLENDS?
The spices we skilfully combine give such a flavour boost on their own, so we don't add salt or sugar to our blends. Some spices have an inherent sweetness - combining these makes delicious, sweet-tasting blends. The one exception to our rule on sugar is our Sugar Spice finishing blend, in which we use small pieces of crystallised ginger for its delicious chewy texture and spicy-sweet flavour. Other spices we utilise for their deeply savoury qualities. Salt is sometimes used whilst processing sumac berries and in curing chillies such as Urfa and Aleppo, and as such, may be present in small quantities in some of our blends. We use red miso powder, which is made with salt, as an ingredient in our Savoury and Rich spice blend.
You may like to add a sprinkle of salt to your food in combination with our finishing blends - we leave the choice up to you!
A NOTE ON STORAGE
Spices are best stored in airtight packaging, away from sunlight and heat. To keep our finishing blends as fresh as possible, we pack them into screw-lid tins. Replace the lids after each use, and store away from sunny windowsills and sources of heat, such stovetops. If you forget to replace the lid, the finishing blend may begin to lose aroma. Please note that even if you keep our finishing blends sealed securely, you may notice some clumping - this is because we do not use anti-caking additives. Don't worry if this happens - simply give the blend a stir or use your fingertips to break down any small clumps.
Ancho chilli, Sri Lankan cinnamon, tonka bean, nutmeg, allspice
For allergens, see items listed in bold in ingredients list.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
At spicy chameleon, we believe spices should be celebrated. Our versatile spice blends will bring creativity to your kitchen – use them alone or try in combination with our finishing blends to introduce even more layers of flavour to your cooking!
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