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01.01.2003 -dessert - chocolate

A Chocolaty Snack for Christmas Day

« A delicious, chocolaty snack for well-behaved children on Christmas Day. It will delight sweet-toothed children and grown-up chocolate lovers alike. On the snack menu: brownies and hot chocolate. » 
Type dessertsnackcookieschocolate – brownies – hot drink – hot chocolate
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 40 minutes - Cooking: 30 minutes
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Serves 6

  • 1 cup (250 g) butter
  • 4¼ oz (120 g) dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups (170 g) flour
  • 5 oz (150 g) cashew nuts

Hot chocolate


  • 2 1/3 cups dark cocoa powder (Van Houten)
  • 1 pint (½ liter) cold milk
  • 4 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon


To prepare the ingredients

  • Crush the cashew nuts coarsely
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a bain-marie or microwave oven
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C)
  • Butter and flour a rectangular cake pan (12 x 10 (30 x 25 cm)



  • Away from the heat, add the butter to the bowl containing the melted chocolate and stir to incorporate
  • Add the eggs, one by one
  • Pour the sifted flour, cashew nuts and sugar into the chocolate mixture
  • Stir, and pour into the buttered cake pan
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Let it cool down in the cake pan, and then cut into even squares and place them on the serving dish

Hot chocolate

  • Mix the milk with 2 tbsp of the vanilla sugar and the cornstarch
  • Bring to the boil
  • Mix together the cocoa, rest of the vanilla sugar and ground cinnamon
  • Trickle the hot milk onto the cocoa, stirring constantly. Heat in the saucepan for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring until the consistency of the liquid is thick and even
  • Pour into cups and enjoy nice and hot.

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