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Cocoa benefits and harms

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

The chocolate frosting recipe

Chocolate glaze: recipe

Simple chocolate glaze

The simplest glaze is done on the basis of sugar and water with cocoa.

Ingredients:

Cocoa powder (2 tablespoons)

Sugar (half Cup)

Water (3 tablespoons)

Preparation:

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.

Note:

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

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Hot chocolate with chili

Hot chocolate with Chile – a classic combination. Moreover, this recipe goes back many centuries. Spicy notes of chili pepper refresh and invigorate, and tart and rich taste of dark chocolate raises the spirits! During the winter evenings, hot chocolate with chili peppers will help You cheer up and warm up. It is called this dessert – the drink of the gods, “Aztec shock”… the First to prepare this delicacy with the addition of hot

peppers were the Mexicans. Initially hot chocolate with Chile was used as medicine. Beverage, characterized spicy, hot and velvety, full flavor, usually served cold.

For hot chocolate with Chile You will need the following ingredients: one dark chocolate bar, 300 ml milk, cinnamon stick, one piece of hot pepper, half a vanilla pod and sugar to taste, salt. Some foodies for more thrills add honey, ground ginger, coffee or brandy. There is no limit to imagination!

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