French Chocolate

A classic hot beverage recipe found in “Baker’s Favourite Chocolate Recipes” published by Baker’s Chocolate in 1936French Chocolate

French Chocolate is a hot chocolate, de luxe. It is especially suitable for entertaining when the serving is done by the hostess, and makes an effective, gracious ceremony of afternoon refreshments

Accompaniments for this delicious beverage should be light and  dainty. Thin bread and butter sandwiches, unsweetened wafers, or sponge drops are excellent to serve.

Let this rich, satisfying French Chocolate do the honors at your next party – a bridge luncheon, afternoon, evening, or after-theatre party.

2 1/2  oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
Dash of salt
1/2 cup cream, whipped
6 cups hot milk


Add chocolate to water and place over water low flame, stirring until chocolate is melted and blended. Add sugar and salt and boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. Fold into cream. Place one rounding tablespoon of chocolate mixture in each serving cup and pour hot milk over it, filling the cup. Stir well to blend and serve at once.

Serves 8.

Tip: This chocolate mixture also makes an excellent sauce. It may be served hot as hot fudge sauce on ice cream or puddings. When used as sauce, omit whipped cream.