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                            CHRISTMAS CAPPUCCINO
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beverages
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Espresso beans
    3       c            Boiling water
    2       tb           Sugar
    1                    Vanilla bean, split
    4       c            Milk
                         4 oz. bittersweet chocolate,
                         -chopped
                         Whipped cream - optional
 
   in a coffee mill, finely grind the beans.  In a coffee
   maker, brew the espresso with the boiling water.
   
   Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sugar and
   cinnamon and set aside. Using a small knife, scrape
   the seeds from the vanilla bean into a medium
   saucepan.  Pour in the milk and scald over moderate
   heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add chocolate
   and stir until melted. Cover and keep warm over very
   low heat.
   
   Divide the hot espresso into 4 cups.  In a blender,
   begin whipping half of the warm chocolate milk at low
   speed. Gradually increase the speed to high and blend
   until frothy, about 1 minute. Pour the chocolate milk
   into the cups of coffee, stir briefly and top each
   serving with some of the milk froth.  Sprinkle the
   reserved cinnamon sugar on top. Serve immediately with
   a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.  Recipe by
   Yvonne Womack (Quick & Easy Cooking ch)  Serves 4
  
 
 
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