How to cook cacao
Cocoa is a delicious beverage which is adored by adults and children. In stores you can find a lot of variety packs of cocoa powder. Therefore, and methods for preparing the beverage weight. Properly made drink has a beneficial effect on health. One Cup of flavored treats can improve your mood, energize for the whole day.
The easiest recipe
Today on sale you can find a powder that does not require cooking. It is easy to dissolve in water or milk. In the finished powder already has sugar and additives, giving the drink a pleasant aroma: vanilla, berry, spicy,
fruity. Mix well helps when there is no time and desire to stand at the stove and cook real cocoa. Natural similar drink called difficult, and not always it is useful. Should consider other ways of making the “right” cocoa.
To prepare the delicacy made with milk, you will need ingredients:
0.5 liters of cow’s milk;
2-4 teaspoons of cocoa powder (10 g);
sugar to taste (usually in such an amount enough milk 4-6 tablespoons).
For the preparation of cocoa requires no special cookware. Enough to take an ordinary saucepan. Before cooking cocoa, mix the powder with sugar to obtain a homogeneous dry mixture. Preheat a small amount of milk (a few tablespoons is enough), pour in the mixture. Stir until the mixture become homogeneous.
If the mix is bad, there are lumps that will spoil not only the appearance but also the taste. Once the mixture is beautiful and smooth, pour in the remaining milk. Place the container of milk on the divider, simmer, stirring occasionally. If the sugar is completely dissolved, it speaks about the readiness of the product. Usually sugar is dissolved prior to the time that the drink has time to simmer. Cocoa drink both hot and then cooled. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes.
Cocoa on the water
The milky cocoa taste softer and softer beverage made with water. On “dairy-free” drink are connoisseurs. These are people who are allergic to milk or who just doesn’t love him. The process of preparation and proportions do not differ from the recipe described above. However, if you like a sweeter drink, you can add much more sugar. But if, on the contrary, prefer bitter drink, the amount of cocoa powder should be increased to 2-3 large spoonfuls, and the amount of sugar to minimize.
You can make a drink that contains water and milk. The proportions depend solely on personal preference. It may be 250 ml of water and the same amount of milk or 100 ml of water and 400 ml of milk. If you are preparing a drink of water and milk, first is to add water, stir the mixture until smooth, then pour the milk.
A spicy drink for several servings
There is a way of cooking cocoa, which is different from the previous one. To make a drink for several servings, you need:
1 l milk;
2-3 tablespoons of sugar;
2-4 tablespoons of cocoa powder;
pinch of vanilla powder;
cloves, cinnamon, star anise to taste.
Take a pan, pour in the milk, put it on the divider. Boil the milk on a slow fire, not forgetting to look after, so as not to over-boil. Once the milk starts to boil, pour a thin stream sugar, cocoa powder. Well, if all the components will fade simultaneously. Don’t forget to constantly stir the drink, otherwise there will be lumps.
After 2-4 minutes, add in the drink vanilla. After a couple of minutes, add cinnamon and other spices. Allow to simmer drink 3-4 minutes, turn off the gas, close the cocoa cap, leave it on the divider. Let the drink stand up under the lid to taste better revealed. Cocoa is useful to drink hot, but not scalding.
Chocolate of cocoa
Many people love hot chocolate, served in the best cafes. In order to eat them, not necessarily out of the home. How to cook cocoa has a rich chocolate flavor and aroma? Two large portions you will need:
600 ml cream;
4 large tablespoons of cocoa powder;
sugar to taste (for the characteristic flavor take vanilla sugar);
1.5 teaspoons cornstarch;
2 tablespoons of plain water.
Mix the starch, cocoa powder, and sugar until blended in a small saucepan. In the resulting powder, pour cold water, stir to obtain a homogeneous mass without lumps. In a separate bowl, lightly heat the cream, without boiling. Cooked chocolate mixture add the warm cream and stir well. The resulting mixture was put on very low heat and reheat, without boiling.
After 4-5 minutes the fire off. The finished mixture should be uniform in consistency and color. The starch will treat fairly thick. Useful 5 minutes to cover the drink with a lid, let stand. Pour the drink into cups. In finished cocoa chocolate, you can add a flavored liqueur. Drink decorated with a cap of whipped cream, a cinnamon stick, chopped nuts or grated chocolate (milk, dark).
If you want to see on the table on the packet, carefully study the composition on the product packaging. In recent years, frequent sales kakusareta. This drink is also quite tasty, but significantly different from the natural.
The correct powder has a uniform brown color, chocolate smell, the powder should be crumbly, with no lumps. If you grind the powder with your fingers, should stay feeling oily product, not dust.
Today you can find a powder that already contains sugar. But still more useful to purchase cocoa with no additives, and add sugar if desired in the cooking process.
In finished cocoa made with water, add the cream, like coffee. Also chocolate chips.
To improve the taste and receive a special flavor in the cocoa adds a variety of spices: cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, pink pepper.
To get the fruity taste and aroma, add in the powdered drink in a blender with peaches or bananas, then mix well with a whisk. Some do prepare a beverage on the basis of fruit compote.
If you want to get rich chocolate flavor, add in a drink a couple of spoons of cocoa butter.
Depending on the ingredients and additives can change the saturation of the drink, its sweetness, taste, flavor, calories. Does not necessarily produce cocoa on the classic recipe. Experiment, and you can easily find exactly your taste.
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