Style and Recipe Assistant: Hannah Schmitz
Spiced Hot Chocolate Spoons
6 ounces dark valrhona chocolate
2 tablspoons brandy
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 pieces broken up star anise
In a water bath over low heat, melt chocolate. Reserve three tablespoons of melted chocolate in another bowl for coating.
In a small bowl combine the brandy with the melted chocolate. The chocolate will thicken. Fill each spoon with melted chocolate and finish by coating with melted chocolate. Combine the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and dust the spices over one side of each spoon. Dust the other side with cayenne and top each with a piece of star anise.
Let chill until hard and wrap with cellophane or store in airtight container. Stir with a half cup of hot milk before serving.