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A Recipe for a Good Book

Carol Wilusz

Zia’s special hot chocolate transported Alfie and Emilia to Paris. In an effort to get home, they found themselves tasting new and unusual food in a cooking academy. When I first got the book I thought it would simply be a recipe book, but instead it was a fun, adventurous story book with two recipes in the back.

Reading “Recipe for Adventure: Paris” by Giada De Laurentiis, I felt like I was looking up at the Eiffel Tower. Appetizers to desserts are mentioned in the book, but it would be more enjoyable if she described some of the food in Paris more.

Hot chocolate is important in the story so I decided to try Giada’s recipe. It was scrumptious so you should try to make it too.

To prepare for the recipe, you will need a sauce pan, whisk and spoon.

The ingredients are: 6 cups of whole milk, 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp. of ground nutmeg, 12oz of chocolate, and a tbsp. of granulated sugar. If you don’t have semi-sweet chocolate you can use milk chocolate, or if you don’t have whole milk you can use 2%.
The amount the recipe makes is 4-6 servings. If you don’t want to use that much, I recommend only half of what the recipe requires.

This recipe takes 10-12 minutes.

To start you’ll need to mix milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the saucepan until it is somewhat bubbly at the top.
Put the pan on a burner at medium high heat.
Add of chopped up chocolate and the sugar into the hot saucepan.
Stir in the chocolate and sugar until it is fully melted.

Pour your creation into your mugs. Enjoy your chocolaty, thick, and creamy beverage! Trust me – it’s much better than the packaged kind!