“LADUREE HOT CHOCOLATE”:http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/01/from-this-day-forth.html, via Orangette

*MATTHEW’S HOT COCOA*

_We recommend a high-fat, natural (not Dutch-processed) cocoa powder such as Penzey’s or Scharffen-Berger._

2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
6 to 8 ounces whole milk, heated to just bubbling on the stove or in the microwave

Stir together the cocoa powder and sugar in a mug. Add a splash of milk and continue stirring until a thick paste forms. Continue adding milk and stirring until the cocoa is rich and well-blended, 6 ounces for extra-rich cocoa and 8 ounces for classic, mini-marshmallow-oriented cocoa.

Yield: 1 serving