Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa
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, 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
Mexicans were the first to cook a chocolate drink with the addition of hot peppers, dessert used as a medicine to increase male power. Moreover, the drink was served cold, and it had a spicy taste. But the true recipe for delicious hot chocolate with chili added velvet distinctive taste, but not bitter!
For the preparation of “Chile” chocolate you need
– 300 ml of milk
– half a vanilla pod,
– 1 fresh chili pepper and cinnamon sticks,
– 45 gr. dark chocolate.
Chile wash, cut along the length of the pepper, remove the “tail” and seeds. Cinnamon crush, if there are no sticks, you can replace this spice cinnamon in powder form. The vanilla pod cut in length, but if not, you can take a plain vanilla, but remember that the flavor will not be as spicy. Continue reading