Cocoa: benefits and harms
Few people do not like to eat sweet. So it turns out that the most popular among the sweet tooth are products with cocoa. With one hand — it is a rich taste of chocolate, on the other — low calorie. Yes, drinking cocoa can even be on a diet. If you are trying to lose weight, but you want sweet irresistible — have a Cup of cocoa on skim milk without sugar with stevia or Splenda
and you will soon become easier, desire for sweet retreat.
In addition to a pleasant cocoa taste and has beneficial properties, do not think that it is only intended to quench destructive passion, cooking is bad, but insanely delicious confectionery.
Calorie and nutritional value of cocoa
The caloric content of cocoa powder 290 calories per 100 grams. When making a Cup of cocoa you use about Continue reading
Ginger root has extensive beneficial properties
In Asian cultures, ginger root has been used medicinally and as a spice for over 2000 years. Important active components of ginger are volatile oils and pungent phenol compounds such as gingerol and shogaol. They are responsible for its special taste and aroma and gives him extensive beneficial properties . In alternative medicine ginger root is used to treat digestive disorders, arthritis, heart disease. Market ginger presented in a fresh, hammer, marinated and crystallized forms, and in the form of oil and in the form of beverages such as ginger ale, beer and tea.
Useful properties of ginger root
Ginger is effective in the treatment of disorders of the stomach, it eliminates bloating and stomach cramps, diarrhea. The main ingredients in ginger root, help to neutralize gastric acid, stimulate Continue reading
Chocolate glaze: recipe
Simple chocolate glaze
The simplest glaze is done on the basis of sugar and water with cocoa.
Cocoa powder (2 tablespoons)
Sugar (half Cup)
Water (3 tablespoons)
Mix sugar with cocoa powder and add water. Stir well and set on fire. On a slow (very slow) heat cook the glaze, stirring constantly. First dissolve the sugar, then begin to bubble syrup. After the appearance of bubbles boil the glaze for another minute and remove from heat. Give much glaze to cool and thicken: hot is too liquid, completely cooled will Sacharissa and harden.
For a child’s cake or custard cakes in the still warm chocolate icing, you can add a bit of butter and whip it with a mixer. So the taste of the glaze will become softer.
Chocolate sour cream frosting
The most common recipe for homemade chocolate Continue reading