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The Best Hot Chocolate in Town

Yesterday was a wonderful Spring day in the middle of January. We decided to go into the city and stroll around. My husband prefers to do this on a Sunday because the shops are closed.

Zürich presented itself at it’s picture postcard best,blue sky,shimmering lake and the south wind just blowing enough to make the snow covered high mountains,so clear and seem so near that you felt that at the end of the lake you would be able to touch them.

Outside the Cafes people were sitting in winter clothes but enjoying the already warming sun. Still a bit too cold for me so we decided to have a drink where I knew I would get the hottest ,biggest and best hot chocolate in town. (Starbucks you havn’t got a chance).

At Cafe Schober,in Zürichs Niederdorf.

Now if you are ever in Zürich this cafe is an absolute must.

Situated in the old part of the city it is small, old, and unbelievably “Kitschy” On entering the low narrow door you think you have taken the time machine back a hundred years or more,for you are inside a confiserie crammed with chocolates,sweets and cakes voluptuously decorated with colourful crepe and tissue paper by the chocolate firm Teuscher. To anyone who knows their exclusive shops I needn’t say more, except that Cafe Schobers two cellar like floors have barock style tables and chairs and are completely decorated with flowers and branches like a chocolate box from Teuscher.

Their cakes taste home-made, and their hot chocolate is to die for. Take it without whipped cream and don’t ask the price. Believe me , it’s worth it.

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On Muffins and Doughnuts

I can’t make Muffins.

There must be some kind of trick to making muffins that I don’t know about because mine just don’t turn out like those delicious, light, stick to the top of your mouth type that I recently ate at Tim Hortons’ Cafes in Canada.

Actually I prefer their Doughnuts, Boston Cream to be precise,but I would never even dream of trying to make those. (did you know that these are also the ones preferred by British Army clients in the Tom Hortons’ Shop that the Canadians run in Afghanistan)

But muffins can’t be so difficult. Is it because I make mine with milk, instead of buttermilk which is difficult to get hold of in Switzerland that they aren’t like the ones in Tim Hortons.

If anyone out there can give me a foolproof recipe I would be eternally grateful.

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