Researching spices on the internet I come across a lot of talk about spice substitutions, particularly when it comes to chilies. It seems many of us are forgetting the cardinal rule of carefully reading a recipe before we start. I know I’ve been wrist-deep in a cookbook only to find I’m missing some regional rarity […]
Hot chocolate has been prepared for millennia in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. There it’s generally made more with water than milk, then fragranced with cinnamon, although you can still use the more traditional sapote or chile.
OK, so you’re in the market for a hot chocolate recipe that’s more than just cocoa, water, stir. In many ways, hot chocolate is a victim of its own success: it’s so widely drunk that many hot cocoa fans just aren’t excited by the plain taste of a straight hot chocolate anymore. Even basic hot […]