Hot Chocolate Time

It isn’t exactly baking but usually during the Halloween season we make at least one festive hot chocolate. While I was searching for ideas for our tea party I found this recipe for hot chocolate and though it would be fun to try. It is a little different, almost more like a custard than a drink.

We made our own whipped cream for the top because I happened to have some heavy cream and we didn’t have any other whipped cream in the house.

Wicked Cocoa

2.5 cups milk
2T cornstarch
.5 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate

In sauce pan mix milk, cornstarch, and sugar, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Put egg yolks in a bowl and slowly add 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture to temper the eggs. Blend eggs into the pan. Cook over medium low until the custard coats the back of the spoon. Add chocolate, adding more or less to taste. Stir until chocolate is mixed in.

We topped with homemade whipped cream. This was a bit too sweet for me but the boys really liked it. I probably would have gone with less chocolate or opted for baking cocoa instead of chocolate morsels. You can find the recipe here.

We sat down with our hot chocolate for our reading of the week. I had intended to find The Crucible on Audible as I don’t really enjoy reading plays aloud. However, as it is a play, I thought it might be more enjoyable to watch it. So I found a reasonable decent version on Youtube as performed by a college drama class. We watched it over the course of three days. I think it was better this way than just reading it.

Of course Witch Week wouldn’t be complete without our Witch Hat project. I know we do this every year but it is a favorite. When I asked what projects the kids wanted to do this year this was one of the ones requested. So I pulled out the oil pastels and black construction paper and they set to work.

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