The Holidays always have me daydreaming about my visits to the Christmas markets in Vienna and Strasburg, in Austria. On New Year’s Day I am always in Rome where we eat New Year’s day dinner at home with the traditional New Year’s Day concert from Vienna on TV… So Vienna always brings back special memories for the Holidays and besides the spiced wine you drink whilst strolling in the main squares in Vienna and Salzburg..there is Viennese coffee. If you can’t get to Vienna for the Holidays you can have a Viennese experience in your kitchen with a cup of this hot tasty drink (for the full effect, play some Mozart while enjoying this):
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4 ounces of dark chocolate– melted
1/2 cup of whipping cream
4 cups of dark espresso or espresso style coffee
1 tsp sugar
In large heat proof pitcher – blend cream and melted chocolate till creamy. Add in boiling hot coffee, sugar, stir and divide into 4 coffee cups, top with some whipped cream, dash of powderd cocoa and dash of powdered cinnamon..don’t forget the Mozart!
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The Basic Art of Italian Cooking-Holidays & Special Occasions-winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Italian Cusisine Book in America for 2009.
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Tanti Auguri (Best Wishes) for a Great Holiday