Chocolate

Juju’s Birthday Cake

Juju’s Birthday Cake Print Recipe 10 to 12 non-hungry people Pastel de chocolate de Juju Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup water 2/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups sugar Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup sour cream 2 large eggs…

Mexican Chocolate

Mexican chocolate is quite different from regular bittersweet chocolate sold throughout the world. It is sweeter, yet with contrasting layers of flavor that seem to sweep your tongue in waves as you take a bite. It is also grainy, practically gritty.  It is traditionally made from a mixture of toasted cacao beans, ground almonds, regular…

Molinillo

The molinillo is a traditional Mexican kitchen utensil, that has been used for centuries to make froth in hot chocolate. It is made of a single piece of wood. The top part, typically thick and round, has decorations and indentations. A number of loose, movable rings follow. Lastly a round handle that is soft and…

Mole Poblano: Yes You Can!

The showcase of last week’s class was one of Mexico’s most famous and delicious moles, the Poblano, which originated in the kitchen of the Convent of Santa Rosa, in Puebla. After seeing how much guests enjoyed it, I can’t wait to share it with you. I know, the word Mole sounds exciting to eat yet…