About the benefits of cocoa known by the American Indians long before Columbus. From the fruit of the cocoa made the drink chocolatl, which means “bitter water”. The Indians cocoa was considered a sacred plant, given to them by the gods. Europeans discovered cocoa in the first half of the XVI century.
First cocoa was in Spain, then it known in France. At first, the American beverage drank only members of Royal families, and only in the XVIII century it became widespread. Cacao was first cultivated in Africa. In Russia, the chocolate began to produce in the nineteenth century.
It should be noted the high value of cocoa as a product. Cocoa is a source of folic acid, iron, potassium and zinc. In addition, cocoa powder contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, which are excellent tonics. Cocoa also is included in the meal Kremlin diet. This diet is based on restricting Continue reading
One cannot ignore this drink, like hot chocolate. It is not attributed to coffee, but many coffee shops, this drink is very popular. And really, hot chocolate has an unforgettable taste, gives a lot of energy and effort. Prepared in many ways.
Hot chocolate with cream
Cinnamon – to taste
Mix (rubbing) cocoa and sugar. In a small saucepan heat the cream to a boil, stirring, add the sugar and cocoa. Stirring occasionally cook until smooth. If desired, in cocoa, you can add a piece of butter, it must be put in front of cocoa with sugar. You can also add cinnamon and vanilla.
Sugar – to taste
Whipped cream – to taste
Break the chocolate and melt it on the fire, add water and stir. In a separate saucepan boil the milk, pour it into the chocolate and mix well. Then a little whisking the mixture.
Hot chocolate with starch
Chocolate – 200 g
2 tablespoons of sugar
Starch – 3 tablespoons
In 1 Cup of milk stir the starch. The rest of the milk pour into a saucepan, Continue reading
Sorbet is a wonderful dessert that will fill the winter tea party summer warmth and sun. In the basis of traditional dishes – mashed and chilled strawberries with sugar. To freeze this dessert and quite possibly yourself. Besides the excellent taste and stored since the summer of vitamins, natural sorbet successfully replace less useful store-bought ice cream.
How to cook
To prepare the sorbet will fit almost all varieties and strawberries. The berries must be washed thoroughly and be sure to dry. Chop the strawberries are best using a conventional grinder, then the pulp will remain juicy. But the blender or processor will turn the beautiful berries in shapeless muck, and out of them all the juice that would eventually become ice. In the softened fruits need to add sugar. Approximate proportion of 300-500 grams per kilogram of strawberries. But the amount of sugar depends on the type of berries: Continue reading