Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Month of Chocolate: Animal Crackers in My Soup

And what kind of soup would that be? Chocolate of course! There used to be a store here in Houston called “Chocolate Soup” which I thought was just inspired. Aside from cute kids’ clothes, chocolate soup is a fun little dessert too. Give this one a try and make sure your lions and tigers do a few loop-the-loops!
barnum's animal crackers
Chocolate Soup
3/4 c. half-and-half
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 t. cocoa
1 egg yolk
Heat half-and-half. Pour into cup, leaving about 1/4 c. in pan. Add sugar, vanilla, cocoa to pan and mix until it is a syrup. Add egg yolk and stir over low heat. Gradually stir in preheated half-and-half. Stir until blended and thick. Pour back into cup. Actually, pour into a bowl, top with animal crackers, and eat with a spoon like the 3 year old you would like to be some days.


Mocha with Linda said...

There was a Chocolate Soup right near my MIL's. I always thought it was a darling name.

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe and those animal crackers are one of my favorite cookies :) Yeah, never too old for animal cookies.

southerninspiration said...

What could be better than choc and animal crackers???? Thanks!