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Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:31 am

Take half a measure of benedictine and pour into a mug.

Mix in 1 heaped teaspoon of good quality cocoa powder.

Stir together the Bene and cocoa powder.

Fill the mug up to two sips below being full with full fat milk (you can use skimmed milk if you must). I highly recommend gold top if you can get it.

Place in the mee-cro-wav-eh for 1min 30 seconds or until piping hot.

Drop two squares of chocolate into the hot mug and stir until dissolved. Dark chocolate works best but I'm looking forward to trying it with the new(ish) Cadburys "darkmilk" variety when I get back to the UK.

Top up with the second half measure of Benedictine.

Also works wonderfully with brandy, which is how I take it, but I thought that Bene would get more attention on a Burnley website.

Enjoy on a cold night in front of the dying embers of a Winter fire.

Good night everybody, God Bless!
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:32 am

Rowls wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:31 am
Take half a measure of benedictine and pour into a mug.

Mix in 1 heaped teaspoon of good quality cocoa powder.

Stir together the Bene and cocoa powder.

Fill the mug up to two sips below being full with full fat milk (you can use skimmed milk if you must). I highly recommend gold top if you can get it.

Place in the mee-cro-wav-eh for 1min 30 seconds or until piping hot.

Drop two squares of chocolate into the hot mug and stir until dissolved. Dark chocolate works best but I'm looking forward to trying it with the new(ish) Cadburys "darkmilk" variety when I get back to the UK.

Top up with the second half measure of Benedictine.

Also works wonderfully with brandy, which is how I take it, but I thought that Bene would get more attention on a Burnley website.

Enjoy on a cold night in front of the dying embers of Winter fire.

Good night everybody, God Bless!
That sounds nice and healthy for a diabetic like me - and I find Bene too sweet. :D

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:33 am

No added sugar whatsoever if you substitute the brandy in for the Bene, Tony.

edit - except for the chocolate of course but dark chocolate is relatively low in sugar ... :lol:
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:35 am

Rowls wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:33 am
No added sugar whatsoever if you substitute the brandy in for the Bene, Tony.
And the chocolate? :D

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:35 am

Are you making these at the bar? I wouldn’t fancy it with a Scotch Egg!

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:35 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:35 am
And the chocolate? :D
Haha - I've added an edit.

:D
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:37 am

huw.Y.WattfromWare wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:35 am
Are you making these at the bar? I wouldn’t fancy it with a Scotch Egg!
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:54 am

You lost me at Benedictine I'm afraid.

Sticking cocoa powder in it doesn't appeal either. :)

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:10 am

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Sarum » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:43 am

Just tried out your recipe, Rowls.

I wasn't convinced after the first. Tried a second: better. By the third I was singing at the top of my voice

"Every One's A Winner (That's The truth)".


Mrs Sarum has since put the bottle of Benny in a safe place.
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Steve1956 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:07 am

Dont get the love for this drink its disgusting!

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by AfloatinClaret » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:21 am

Doesn't heating it in the microwave after the first Bene shot's gone in evaporate the alcohol out of it?

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:28 am

AfloatinClaret wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:21 am
Doesn't heating it in the microwave after the first Bene shot's gone in evaporate the alcohol out of it?
You’ll lose a small amount of alcohol, yes. That’s why you put in two half measures rather than one.

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by The Enclosure » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Imagine how much that would cost at the Bene Bar on the Turf ?
May nearly eclipse the price of a Twix.
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:07 am
Dont get the love for this drink its disgusting!
You need a full on winters day Steve, the kind where you snot does not just run from the cold but is threatening to freeze before it drips...

That is when you discover the magic that is Beni and hot water. After that Beni is king... and you can. Experiment with things like holy brandies and beni and black. Lovely. Cannot wait for my annual Christmas bottle.

It is beginning to feel a lot like Beni....

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by IanMcL » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:18 pm

Sarum wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:43 am

Mrs Sarum has since put the bottle of Benny in a safe place.
Is she not fond of hot chocolate then?

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Steve1956 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:51 pm

elwaclaret wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm
You need a full on winters day Steve, the kind where you snot does not just run from the cold but is threatening to freeze before it drips...

That is when you discover the magic that is Beni and hot water. After that Beni is king... and you can. Experiment with things like holy brandies and beni and black. Lovely. Cannot wait for my annual Christmas bottle.

It is beginning to feel a lot like Beni....
Malt whisky mate it's the future 😉

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by ClaretMov » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:53 pm

My Recipe

Throw the milk away
Throw the chocolate away
Throw the sugar away

Pour Bene in a glass, add a shot of almost boiled water, and drink, no need to mess about with it. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:58 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Malt whisky mate it's the future 😉
I love my whiskey and whisky but for the real winter chill the warmth of Beni is beyond compare. No wonder the Tommies kicked the huns ass :D
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Steve1956 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:00 pm

elwaclaret wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:58 pm
I love my whiskey and whisky but for the real winter chill the warmth of Beni is beyond compare. No wonder the Tommies kicked the huns ass :D
Never attend the Turf without a flask of Whisky...even in August 😊

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:04 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Never attend the Turf without a flask of Whisky...even in August 😊
My Dad’s mate David Cooper always used to make the second half more interesting than the first with his little hip flask. Sadly left us many years ago, along with a chunk of the match day fun. Great times.

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Billy Balfour » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:29 pm

I'm another one who doesn't get the love for Bene'n'hot. It's far too sweet for me, a bit like cough medicine.

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by tim_noone » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:54 pm

Rowls wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:31 am
Take half a measure of benedictine and pour into a mug.

Mix in 1 heaped teaspoon of good quality cocoa powder.

Stir together the Bene and cocoa powder.

Fill the mug up to two sips below being full with full fat milk (you can use skimmed milk if you must). I highly recommend gold top if you can get it.

Place in the mee-cro-wav-eh for 1min 30 seconds or until piping hot.

Drop two squares of chocolate into the hot mug and stir until dissolved. Dark chocolate works best but I'm looking forward to trying it with the new(ish) Cadburys "darkmilk" variety when I get back to the UK.

Top up with the second half measure of Benedictine.

Also works wonderfully with brandy, which is how I take it, but I thought that Bene would get more attention on a Burnley website.

Enjoy on a cold night in front of the dying embers of a Winter fire.

Good night everybody, God Bless!
Was about to have a milk coffee...remembered the post. Had All the ingredients. very nice...my weekend winter drink. :D
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Longsidelenny1882 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:31 pm

Try this one nice lump of ice then benny on top sip and enjoy the future utc
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:33 am

A teacher recipe that's great for dry or sore throats
Bene and Vimto
Full measure of Bene with hot water and Vimto

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rouwens_Weapon » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:27 am

If you want a Christmas treat, add a few glugs of Bene to a mug of mulled wine. It tastes sublime!

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by AfloatinClaret » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:53 am

elwaclaret wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:04 pm
You need a full on winters day Steve, the kind where you snot does not just run from the cold but is threatening to freeze before it drips...
Exactly! I've never touched Benedictine outside of Turf Moor and for the most part they've been drunk at half time, during mid-week matches in January and February; those are the ones most often designated as being a 'Bene Game'
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:11 pm

This was the ultimate Bene n Hot game:

https://youtu.be/n5k96DhGs5I?t=264

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:19 pm

Longsidelenny1882 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Try this one nice lump of ice then benny on top sip and enjoy the future utc
Bene n Cold?

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Loyalclaret » Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:20 pm

Have I missed the annual Christmas Bénédictine is available at x supermarket on offer thread?

Fancy a bottle, never bought one previously so don't know the normal price?

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by tarkys_ears » Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:23 pm

Never had Bene.

Never really been tempted!

I imagine it tasting like Mulled wine or something similar?

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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by tim_noone » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:24 pm

tarkys_ears wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Never had Bene.

Never really been tempted!

I imagine it tasting like Mulled wine or something similar?
Cough medicine :D
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Re: Bene n Hot Chocolate for Supper - Recipe Here

Post by Rowls » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:42 pm

Sweet, spicy cough medecine. In a good way.

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