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Food & Drink: Is Cheesy Hot Chocolate Genius Or Gross?

Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe

  Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe The Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe sounds intimidating, but it should not be. Made with tea biscuits or digestives, butter, milk, sugar and chocolate, it is an easy cake to make and requires no baking as it is refrigerated. The no bake cake that is a British tradition is said to be a favorite of the royal family. So let’s go ahead and make it! Jump to Recipe Why we love this Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe It is an easy, no bake cakeIt is deliciousIt is made with tea biscuits or digestive biscuits and reminds us of our hidden “british-ness”It is the Queen Elizabeth’s favorite cake! It is also Prince William’s favorite.

Who doesn't like to snuggle up on a couch and wrap themselves in a blanket with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in hand? Institute of Culinary Education reports that chocolate can be traced back to the Aztec, Olmec, and Mayan cultures. Back then, when they referred to chocolate, it had nothing to do with the chocolate bars of today. Instead, people used to drink a beverage made with chocolate, water, flowers, and various spices, without any sugar. Once the missionaries brought chocolate back to Spain, it was served warm and frothy with sweeteners.

A cup of hot chocolate © Pixel-Shot/Shutterstock A cup of hot chocolate

From there, the popularity of hot chocolate spread like wildfire. Nowadays, people in the U.S. love drinking hot chocolate as well. In 2017, Statista reported that 14% of Americans drank "two to three cups of hot chocolate per day on average." But there's more: When it's time for holidays, and especially during the festive Christmas season, Americans over the age of 21 also love their hot chocolate.

12 Chocolate Liqueurs, Ranked

  12 Chocolate Liqueurs, Ranked Much like chocolate, chocolate liqueurs can be added to cocktails or sipped straight for a boozy, velvety drink. Here are a few chocolate liqueurs, ranked.Much like chocolate itself, chocolate liqueurs can be broken down into three main categories: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. The type of base spirit and cream used will also heavily influence the drink, according to Master of Malt. Most chocolate liqueurs are a great addition to cocktails, regardless of their ingredients. That being said, they can just as easily be sipped over ice, with both making for an indulgent treat.

A YouGov survey found that hot chocolate is the favorite holiday beverage for 34% of Americans, followed closely by eggnog and apple cider. But have you ever thought about putting cheese in your cup of hot chocolate? If the thought of cheese in hot chocolate grosses you out, you're not alone, but maybe you should reconsider because many people love the unlikely combination.

Most TikTok Users Found The Traditional Colombian Cheesy Hot Chocolate Gross

Hot chocolate with cheese inside © TikTok Hot chocolate with cheese inside

A TikTok user, @misslegarda, posted a video where we can see her with a cup of hot chocolate. Soon, she starts munching on strings of melted cheese that were hidden in her hot chocolate, saying, "If you're not putting cheese in your hot chocolate, then what are you doing?"

How to Organize a Hot Chocolate Bar

  How to Organize a Hot Chocolate Bar For your next holiday gathering, create a sweet beverage station that will put your guests in a jolly mood.A hot chocolate bar consists of hot chocolate and a beautifully displayed arrangement of toppings and other accoutrements to add to the beloved wintertime beverage. Depending on the crowd, you’ll most likely need a party-size batch of cocoa and various ingredients that will allow guests to customize the drink to their liking.

The video was accompanied by Mariah Carey's festive hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and captioned, "Have u ever had Colombian hot chocolate w/ cheese?" And fans of @misslegarda were quick to comment, saying things such as, "I am being normal," "More like what are youuuu doing??" and "I love cheese but I wouldn't put it in my hot chocolate."

Well, it seems like those who wrote negative comments don't know about a traditional Colombian concoction called either chocolate completo or chocolate santafereño. In order to prepare it, pastilla chocolate blocks enriched with cinnamon and cloves are placed in a pot with water or milk, then stirred with a molinillo whisk to perfection. Next, the salty queso Campesino white cheese is added to the hot chocolate. Apparently, all that's left to do is to enjoy the mixture or write negative comments on social media (via Atlas Obscura).

And Seasoned Traveller reveals that you can replace queso Campesino with queso doble crema or the Mexican Oaxaca cheese. If all else fails, try using mozzarella, as it's the closest thing to those stringy cheeses.

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The Tip For Making Sure Your White Chocolate Doesn't Overbake .
Whether making white chocolate chip cookies or blondies, it's vital to not overbake. Here's the tip for making sure your white chocolate doesn't overbake.White chocolate has a sweet, creamy richness that is versatile enough to be used in a multitude of dishes. White chocolate represents a full ten percent of the overall chocolate market (per Candy & Snack TODAY). It's a popular choice in cookies, cakes, by itself, or even added to cocktails for a creamy finish.

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