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FOOD: Dominican Style Hot Chocolate

Monday, November 25, 2013

Is there anything more comforting than something out of your grandma's kitchen?
(check out this link of grandmas around the world and their favorite cultural dishes: Happiness Here!)

With the weather dipping below November appropriate temperatures, I can't help but reminisce over mornings when I'd wake up to the smell of my grandma's hot chocolate and a toasty breakfast sandwich!~ (ay! I had it good)

Lucky for me a few weeks ago when I visited my abuelita, she sent me home with a nice little bundle of cocoa balls - fresh from the campos of DR! <3

I've whipped up a few cups since then and every time is better than the last (I'm anxiously counting down my stash!!) Besides the 100% Dominican cocoa, what makes Dominican hot chocolate different? Well in my opinion, if you want to make yourself a good cup of chocolate caliente you gotta add two things - salt and cinnamon sticks.

Although this isn't exactly a recipe, here's how I throwdown in the kitchen when it comes to hot chocolate:

  • Measure 2 cups of milk and pour into a small pot.
  • Add two cinnamon sticks BEFORE boiling. 
  • Start off with medium low heat and add your chocolate.
  • Stir until chocolate is dissolved and then add a pinch of salt (taste and add more if needed)
  • Serve and allow the cinnamon sticks to sit in your drink :} 
Not everyone has a stash of Dominican chocolate at home, so if you don't already have a favorite cocoa, I'd suggest using Nestle's Abuelita brand hot chocolate! - I suggest the brick chocolate over the powdered form. And just like that you've got yourself a good ol' taza de felicidad!~

And since we're on the topic of chocolate, check out these pancakes I made a few weeks ago! That chocolate layer is actually Trader Joe's Speculoos - the recipe for the pancakes themselves can be found HERE. If you try them out, let me know how it turns out! :}

1 comment:

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