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Cook the Book: Milk Chocolate with Burnt Caramel Drink

This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, we've put together a list of our favorite books on chocolate, with one Cook the Book recipe a day coming from each volume. And today's book from our "Chocolate Lover's Library" is Chocolate Obsession by Michael Recchiuti and Fran Gage.

This drink takes advantage of burnt caramel, Recchiuti's signature flavor. If you've ever caramelized sugar, this should be a fun one, as it throws out all the rules about the process, actually allowing you to burn the sweet stuff. The recipe for the drink makes enough for two--you and your valentine--but you'll have an excess of the burnt caramel base, which may be kept indefinitely and used for other recipes.

Win the Serious Eats Chocolate Library

We're giving away five (5) sets of the Chocolate Lover's Library--one each day this week. So you can win Chocolate Obsession, along with four other fantastic chocolate books (to be revealed as the week progresses) by answering the following question in the comments:

What is your favorite chocolate recipe?

One (1) winner will be chosen at random from among the comments of this post. Comments will be open until 3 p.m. ET February 14. Feel free to enter every day, but you may win only once during the lifetime of the contest as a whole. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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