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Cocoa – healthy food

&nbsp Cocoa – forgotten but very useful!

Today we cannot imagine life without chocolate taste and aroma. But once the cocoa beans were in short supply and was worth its weight in gold, they fought, they were paid, like modern money for vital subjects, for example, slaves…

Waiter, can fry these quail?

– Unless they are poorly done?

– I don’t know, but they already drank all my cocoa!

From fiction to history

Once upon a time in Mexico, the Aztec moon God Quetzalcoatl stole the seeds of the cacao tree in the country of the children of the Sun and gave them to the people. But initially choose the Aztecs lived in areas with dry climate, where cocoa can not grow. Therefore, for the divine drink had to conquer neighboring territory, where grew the whole plantation of cocoa beans. From the conquered territories was levied tribute, lion’s share this tribute and were chocolate beans. They were kept together Continue reading

Vanilla ice cream

Homemade ice-cream – recipes

Prepare ice cream at home. Ice cream made with condensed milk and cream. This is probably the easiest ice cream recipe. I made ice cream. The taste of homemade ice cream you like.

For ice cream: 2 cups heavy cream, 6 tablespoons peeled and finely chopped almond kernels, 3 tbsp brandy 2 tsp vanilla

sugar. The finished ice cream to pass on to a chilled saucer and pour the banana syrup. The finished ice cream to put hot tea spoon into bowls and each serving decorate with violet petals.

0.5 pineapple weighing about 300 g, 3/4 Cup pineapple juice, 2 cups of fresh cream, 2 eggs, 3/4 Cup of sugar. The hardened ice cream, remove from the molds, lowering them for a while in hot water and place on pre-chilled plates.

Homemade ice-cream – recipes

Cream whisk, gently stir in egg and tea weight and to supply ice cream for 40-50 minutes in the freezer refrigerator. Once the edges of the mass begins to solidify, remove the ice cream from the camera Continue reading

Cocoa recipe Mesoamerican Indians

How to make a drink that can soothe the heart, to keep his mind and cure tuberculosis, how many beans could buy a rabbit in Nicaragua and how many times a day drank chocolate Aztec ruler Motecuhzoma II

Produced Hope Biryukova

The Indians of New Spain cooked chocolate. The woodcut

artist of the French school. XVI century

First cocoa began to brew in the nineteenth century BC in Mesoamerica — a region that stretches from Northern Mexico to Nicaragua. Then drink from cocoa beans was an almost complete opposite of what we call cocoa today: the taste of it was bitter and astringent, and drank it mostly cold and not hot.

Bernardino de sahagún, a Spanish missionary, a Franciscan Continue reading

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