Monday, November 28, 2011

Lundi: Recipes

In the most recent issue of the magazine 61 Degrees North, published by our local paper, Anchorage Daily News, there was a page full of recipes for cold-weather beverages.  Some I’ve tried, some I’m new to; some are good for you and the kids, some are strictly for grown-ups.  This week, I’d like to offer two of the non-alcoholic delights.  We’ll save the booze for next Monday.

Mulled Cider

2 quarts apple cider (raw pressed if possible)
3 cinnamon sticks plus 8 more for garnish
2 whole allspice berries
5 whole cloves
5 cardamom pods
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 orange, thinly sliced

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients on the stove.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.  Pour into eight mugs and garnish with reserved cinnamon sticks.

Hot Chocolate from Modern Dwellers

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa
2 ½ cups powdered milk
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cornstarch
Hot milk
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Marshmallows (per the recipe, not optional)

Combine the first five ingredients.  Fill two mugs half full with this mixture, then top with hot milk.  Add cayenne if you like; leave room for marshmallows.  Bon appetite ~

Header: Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge in midtown Anchorage, AK via Superwife


Timmy! said...

For all the criticism ADN gets (often deservedly and frequently from yours truly) every now and then they do a good job with stuff like this, Pauline.

Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge is nice, too. I am always tempted to go in there and get dessert after I go to Johnny Chicago's for an Italian beef sandwich or a Chicago dog (or a Cheeborger)...

Pauline said...

... or a meatball sandwich! Modern Dwellers is pretty toney for midtown Anchorage.

I just appreciated seeing two items I'd actually had in the article:MD's hot chocolate and the upcoming Chair 5 coffee from Chair 5 in Girdwood.