The choice of the Turks
First we need to choose a good Turku (this cookware also known as a cezve . srja . dalla . wine ). The diversity of the Turks is very large, but there are some conditions that distinguish good Turks and bad.
The first is the material. Turk needs to conduct heat very well and thus should not enter into chemical interaction with coffee . sugar and spices.
With this task good metals, the Turks made from aluminum, stainless steel, copper and silver . Best on the thermal conductivity of these metals are copper and silver, but because of its costs, the Turks of silver rather belong to works of art. So coffee drinkers prefer copper Turks with
internal coating of food grade tin or silver, which protects the copper from oxidation.
The second important point is the form . It should be wider at the bottom and have a narrow waist. The optimum ratio of size equal to 2-3. Bottleneck reduces the area of evaporation and thus we preserve the aroma of coffee. For cooking on the sand make more elongated Continue reading
A classic recipe for hot chocolate
The discoverers drink from cocoa beans are considered the Indians of Central America, a classic recipe for hot chocolate also belongs to them and includes cocoa powder, vanilla, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
From spices and alcohol to the honey and sugar
Chocolate is truly the food of gods! Its use began long ago, three thousand years ago, and then drank it, but solid chocolate learned to cook only in the 19th century. The discoverers drink from cocoa beans are considered the Indians of Central America, a classic recipe for hot chocolate also belongs to them and includes cocoa powder, vanilla, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
All the ingredients were mixed with cold water, and often with alcohol. The drink was bitter and spicy, and drank it, mainly men. The idea to make a hot drink and add the milk belongs 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