Chef Allen's Chocolate Tea
Thanks to all of the sampling options, I reached the cooking demonstration a few minutes late. I may not have gotten a chair, but I certainly had my own sample of Chef Allen's awesome chocolate tea. With a nice explanation of how chocolate is made (and as shown, chocolate sticks) and a brief history of St. Lucia, we were given this delightful "chocolate tea."
8 oz chocolate stick (or unsweetened bitter chocolate), 1 tbsp lime zest, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp mace, 1/8 tsp cayenne, 3 cups milk, 1 whole bay leaf, 2 whole star anise, 1 whole vanilla bean, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp flour.
Step 1: Combine chocolate, zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, & cayenne.
Step 2: Warm milk in small saucepan. Add bay leaf, star anise, vanilla bean, & sugar. Bring to simmer and whisk in chocolate mixture. Sprinkle flour over simmering mixture and whisk well to prevent lumping. Simmer for 20-25 min until slightly thickened and rich.
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