A hangover, seen through the eyes of author Milton Crawford, is an opportunity. His positive attitude and helpful suggestions can take you from feeling bleh to glorious in his entertaining book The Hungover Cookbook.

With the help of funny multiple choice quizzes and visual tests, The Hungover Cookbook helps to determine which of six types of hangovers you have: The Broken Compass, The Sewing Machine, The Comet, The Atomic, The Cement Mixer or The Gremlin Boogie—and gives you the recipes to put you on the right track.

The recipes are a mixed bag of brunch dishes and hail from all parts of the globe, along with stories of a life well-lived. Lose the guilt! This is the book to pull out when having overnight guests—the morning after—for a dose of hilarity and cure. Enjoy this recipe with a focus on sweet-tooth pleasures.

featured recipe

Croissants, Nutella and Hot Chocolate

4 good-quality croissants
1 jar Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread

For the hot chocolate

5 CUPS whole milk
8 oz good-quality dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa), broken into small pieces
1 TB superfine sugar (optional)
whipped cream from a can
cocoa powder, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 375°F, for warming the croissants later.

Warm 1 1/4 cups of milk in a saucepan over a low heat and add the broken-up chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted, then add the rest of the milk. Keep the pan on the heat, stirring regularly, for about five minutes, but don’t let it boil. Add the sugar if you like your hot chocolate slightly sweeter.

Meanwhile, heat the croissants in the hot oven for about five minutes, then slather on the Nutella.

Serve the hot chocolate in bowls that can be lifted to your lips with both hands. Finish with a squirt of whipped cream on top and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Dip and sup your way through your croissants and hot chocolate and by the end I guarantee that you will not only feel warm inside, you’ll be glowing with pleasure.

—Reprinted from The Hungover Cookbook. Copyright © 2010 by Milton Crawford. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by 300million. Published by Clarskon Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House LLC.

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