Plan a cuddle session with that special someone this week…temps are set to take another dip. It’s an early chill to get you in the mood for all kinds of fun stuff…including this choice combo: churros with homemade hot chocolate!
Heartwarming, soothing…cinnamon, sugary — these seasonal treats delight during these dreary winter days. Churros, or Mexican fritters, are fun fried finger food for kids and us big kids alike. They remind me of festival fare, which are always joyous occasions. 😉
Chef Hugo Ortega (Hugo’s, Backstreet Cafe, Caracol) includes his recipe for classic Churros [above], as well as his sinfully good Ice Cream Churros (though brain freeze beware!) in his renown cookbook, Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico.
Much like milk and cookies go hand-in-hand, Chef Ortega specifically recommends his take on chocolate caliente aka Hugo’s Mexican Hot Chocolate to pair…
Pastry Chef Kelsey Hawkins of Paul’s Kitchen (now open in the old HAVEN location in Houston) supplied us with her recipe for Hot Chocolate. She suggests topping it off with whipped cream, cinnamon and a little shaved chocolate. We’re oh so in!
Vary up any expectations with these dynamite Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes by Choco Patisserie. These guys were featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Talk about a game changer!
If it’s the real thing you desire, it doesn’t get any more authentic than this Italian Hot Chocolate. The recipe comes by way of Turin, Italy…buon appetito: