I am on sugar high….

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This month theme for the ever popular blogging event Sugar High Friday is Going Local. The Passionate Cook, our host for this month, sent us out on a mission to find some local specialties and re-created the dessert at home.

So what should I pick? Something chocolate-related naturally, since chocolate is one of life purest pleasure. And for this special SHF event, I have decided to feature chocolate from Melbourne very own Monsieur Truffle.

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Located in Prahran Market, Monsieur Truffle is a chocolate stall run by Thibault Fregoni, a former pastry cook. There, you can find a lot of good quality chocolate products. But the stuff worth dying for is the varieties of homemade truffles, which are offered in different flavours. You can try from the classic dark chocolate truffles to the more exotic ranges where different flavours are combined. Try raspberry, passionfruit, native pepper, sesame and other interesting flavours, you will be surely seduced. I am in love with the raspberry truffle, which achieves a wonderful balance of fruitiness and rich chocolate. Perfection indeed!

Now, to re-make Monsieur Truffle´ famous house products is an impossible task for an almost chocolate novice like me. So instead of making the chocolate mess at home, I opted for something simpler using Monsieur Truffle´s hot chocolate mix.

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Just a few minutes to the table, the rich dark hot chocolate was totally satisfying.

This hot chocolate is absolutely delightful, helping me to satisfy my chocolate craving even at home. Of course, I still have room for some delicious truffles from Monsieur Truffle, which become a once-in- a-while treat when I come down to Prahran Market.

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The recipe for this Hot Chocolate is printed on the chocolate package. I have added some heavy cream to the end product to enhance the richness.

For 2 serving
2 cups milk
¼ cup water
100g Monsieur Truffle Mix*
Sugar to taste
1-2 tbsp heavy cream

Bring milk & water to the boil, add chocolate. Stir constantly until one bubble pops on the surface.
Remove from the heat, whisk for 1 min or so. Add in the cream and sugar to taste.
Serve immediately.

*: you can also use your fav chocolate, which has been broken into pieces, for this recipe.

27 Responses to I am on sugar high….

  1. bee says:

    you style your shots beautifully, anh. love the combo of colours you have in there.

  2. Kelly Mahoney says:

    How decadent! The photo is beautiful as well. There an article that I wrote that’s linked to my blog about ethel’s chocolate lounge — they make hot cocoa by melting a combination of dark and milk chocolate disks with hot milk in a mug. It’s truly amazing.

  3. Sig says:

    Nice pics Anh… Now I know one place to go when I visit Melbourne

  4. sher says:

    The can is beautiful! So, the chocolate in it must be marvelous. When it gets colder here, I’m going to have a nice cup of chocolate and think of you! :)

  5. WokandSpoon says:

    That looks lovely! Perfect for winter! And I so miss Prahran Market!

  6. ilingc says:

    Yummm.. Isn’t monsieur truffe delicious?! My favourite are the grand marnier and lime truffles. I spend like $30 worth in chocolate every time I visit the monsieur. Luckily for me I only go to Prahran once a month. Otherwise the hole in my wallet’s just going to get deeper as my waist goes bigger!

  7. Anh says:

    Bee, thanks :).

  8. Lydia says:

    That hot chocolate looks sinfully delicious….

  9. Figs Olives Wine says:

    I love the theme this month, and having a cannister of gourmet hot chocolate at home is one of life’s greatest treats, isn’t it? I have some Jacques Pepin here, and now I want it for breakfast.

  10. veron says:

    I love a good hot chocolate and yours look like one I would enjoy immensely! I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can start making some!

  11. TBC says:

    Beautiful pic! That looks delicious.

  12. lynn says:

    Mmmm, hot chocolate is such a comfort treat. Yours sounds delightful. I love your pictures – so beautiful!

  13. Patricia Scarpin says:

    A cup of this chocolate would make me dream beautiful dreams, Anh!

  14. Mandy says:

    nice shots!This gives me another reason to visit Melbourne!

  15. Cynthia says:

    I just want to hook my fingers through the handle and take a sip with a little chocolate moustache across the top of my lips :) That’s true comfort in a cup, Anh. Beautiful.

  16. Anh says:

    Lydia, it’s truly delicious!

  17. Lia says:

    wonderful, iam craving have a cup of chocolate now 😀

  18. Peabody says:

    Yes, one should always add heavy cream to everything!

  19. joey says:

    Lovely local chocolate products you’ve got there! You are getting me craving for hot chocolate :)

  20. Sharmi says:

    such a simple yet elegant entry. looks yum and sure a sugar high:)

  21. cupcake fantasies says:

    My favourite!!!! yours looks really tempting. save a cup for me!

  22. tigerfish says:

    I am so attracted to the words “dark chocolate 70% cocoa mix”. I would love that.

  23. The Cooking Ninja says:

    A love a cup of hot chocolate during winter.

  24. Nora B. says:

    Oh how I wish we had Monsieur Truffle in Sydney. This hot choc mix sounds wonderful.

  25. Cris says:

    Very decadent! My kids will love this.

  26. thepassionatecook says:

    ah this looks amazing, even to someone who is lightly lactose-intolerant and hasn’t has milk in almost 30 years! this stall sounds like my idea of heaven… time they branched out to London! thanks for your contribution!

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