Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Mayan Hot Chocolate

Now i know you are going to think this is nuts (no pun intended), but i've tried it and it's good. This year, i am going to experiment with a winter squash called sweet meat.

Bake a small butternut squash, half sides down, in an inch of water in roasting pan at 375f till tender, 30 minutes.

Measure out 2/3 cup squash and puree with 1/2 c. milk in the blender till smooth.

In a saucepan, combine 2 cups milk, 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon with a pinch of nutmeg and pinch of cardamom. Heat over double boiler, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and creamy. Remove from heat and whisk in pureed squash. Serves 4.

300 cal, 14 g fat, 4g fiber
recipe from Chef Jesus Gonzalez via relish mag.

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