I remember in my early childhood, my grandmother took a small saucepan, pour into it the milk and got out of the locker box with a brown powder, and in my head flashed a lucky guess: “Soon shall we drink cocoa!”. The only thing didn’t like is film-foam formed on the surface of the cooling drink. As an adult, I learned a lot of other recipes of making it, and not only milk, but the grandmother’s cocoa, still seems to me special If until now
You were only drinking tea or coffee, we offer You to get acquainted closer with cocoa.
What is cocoa?
Cacao is an evergreen tree fruit from which to extract seeds – beans, grind in the same powder. It is crushed cocoa beans are used to prepare the drink, as well as in the confectionery industry for the creation of chocolate, candy, cakes, etc. Besides that ready to drink cocoa has a very pleasant taste, it is also extremely Continue reading
Royal drink: why drink cocoa?
Cocoa, along with coffee and tea, is one of the most popular everyday beverage in many countries. And it is not only a pleasant aroma and sogrevayet taste, but also in the beneficial properties, the number of which cocoa is not inferior to any coffee or even green tea.
Cocoa, along with coffee and tea, is one of the most popular everyday beverage in many countries. And it is not only pleasant aroma and taste, but also in the beneficial properties, the number of which cocoa is not inferior to any coffee or even green tea.
Contained in cocoa powder tonic substance – theobromine – is valid very refreshing, but, however, it is somewhat softer than the other known alkaloid is caffeine. So cocoa can be recommended to those who, for whatever reason, coffee is contraindicated. Theobromine has little effect on the nervous and active on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. So cocoa is very useful in some diseases, for example Continue reading
Hot chocolate – creative dessert, which is not accurate, the correct ratio of ingredients. Try, experiment, and can find your own, unique taste and consistency of hot chocolate. But first, a bit about the main ingredient.
Cocoa beans extracted from the fruit of the cacao tree. Raw beans are fermented and dried, and then roasted.
After that cocoa beans are ground into cocoa nibs, separating the husk (cocoa Vella). Roasted and peeled cacao nibs thoroughly ground in special mills. So it turns out the cocoa powder.
Then cocoa mass when heated is separated into cocoa butter and cocoa powder. But not all, because cocoa powder is an important ingredient of chocolate.
Often found under the name “hot chocolate” drink of cocoa powder. I call this drink is just cocoa and love it. But the real hot chocolate, made from cocoa liquor.
The most difficult thing in this process is to find cocoa paste. But, as we added Continue reading