Cocoa Tea recipe
Cocoa tea is a rich, local breakfast drink. In olden times, tiny flour dumplings were boiled in the Cocoa tea, making the drink a complete meal — the cocoa tea being the drink and the dumplings replacing the bread.
- 1/2 cup grated local cocoa stick
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk (cream, evaporated, powdered, or low-fat)
- Sugar to sweeten
- Bay leaf
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Put water to boil with cinnamon and bay leaf. Boil for about 15 minutes. Grate cocoa stick and add to boiling water; boil for another 10 minutes. Add cream (or evaporated milk, powdered milk, or low-fat milk to reduce calories). Sweeten to taste. Mix the cornstarch with water and slowly add to the boiling mixture, stirring all the time. Add vanilla. Strain and serve.
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