Hot chocolate is a beverage that is familiar to almost everyone. It is loved by both children and adults. With the help of this delicacy can be warm in cold weather and even lift your mood. Today, hot chocolate is served in almost every cafe. Someone prefer to do it at home from ready-mix, store-bought. But few know that you can make real hot
chocolate at home .
Today, there are many recipes how to make hot chocolate at home. But in essence they boil down to one basic ingredient – chocolate. Consider some of the rules and features of hot chocolate at home.
Ingredients for making hot chocolate at home
The main components of hot chocolate are:
1. Chocolate or cocoa powder. Chocolate must be bitter. The amount Continue reading
The history of cocoa
Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and
Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.
The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic
The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, and recipe of cooking Continue reading