Let's suppose, for example, that you are expecting surprise company, and they are due to arrive in too little time for you to jump into your jeans and descend in the same manner as an unleashed force of nature to the nearest shop and buy the All-Necessary-Stuff for proving yourself a decent host.
So....What ever shall you do ?
Well, luckily stumbling upon this node,so you will no longer have to fear that unforeseen ( and let's hope that NOT unwanted) guests will ever catch you
So, here's what you need :
some instant chocolate powder ( any brand, no matter)
some left-over butter( I'm pretty sure you'll stumble upon some bits and pieces in your fridge )
milk ( the fatter the better -- don't worry , you're not going to develop an atheroma on your coronaries from milk! It's the other foods that you have to keep an eye on...)
and last but not least....
The secret and most powerful ingredient of them all...
Dry Chocolate Pudding Mix!
(Or,You can just mix some plain ol' flour (2-3 tsp.) with some cold water in a small glass until it becomes homogenous and able to pour on itself ( kind of like glue,or jelly, I hope you get the picture ... ).
Now let's get to work ! ( Remember that you're running out of time ! )
In a medium pot ( or kettle ~ 500 mL ) you add :
- the chocolate powder ( now I usually put 3 teaspoons of powder )
- the 3 tablespoons of pudding mix ( or the raw material made from flour and water )
- sugar ( here your own taste comes -- you put as much as you like )
- the butter (approximately 3 teaspoons)
- milk ( until it reaches half of its volume ).
Now light the fire on your cooking machine ( I know, I know, old style ! ) and start stirring from once in a while so the mix doesn't stick to the bottom and burns.
When it's almost ready to boil it will become more and more creamy and viscous. Depending on how 'hard' you like it ( now stop thinking naughty thoughts,we're making chocolate here!), you put out the fire and Et Voilà!
your hot yummy chocolate is ready!
Depending on your tastes now, you can use your imagination and add as you wish : whipped cream, caramelized almonds, caramel syrup,vanilla bits, etc.
But remember! Everything comes in moderation, including moderation,so,don't add too much or too many delicious toppings,because it's supposed to be a quick dessert,not cause diabetes!