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Old 01-01-2009, 10:01 AM   #31
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Maverick, a Hungarian who doesn't like chocolate? I don't believe it. lol Dobish torte is one of my favorite desserts!
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:14 AM   #32
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Well, she is very very very finicky about it. No chocolate ice cream or milk or cake or most bars. She does like dark chocolate and sometimes milk chocolate but it has to be the higher quality stuff, mostly European chocolates.
Like I said... picky picky picky LOL.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #33
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Favorite tea and hot chocolate?


My favorite tea is TWININGS Prince of Wales Tea.

My favorite hot chocolate is RICH CHOCOLATE OVALTINE in whole milk.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:01 AM   #34
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Well, she is very very very finicky about it. No chocolate ice cream or milk or cake or most bars. She does like dark chocolate and sometimes milk chocolate but it has to be the higher quality stuff, mostly European chocolates.
Like I said... picky picky picky LOL.
That makes perfect sense to me. American desserts are a lot sweeter and the portions are huge.

European desserts are usually less sweet but are richer and one can only eat a small portion. It is why I love to bake them. (There are some exceptions--but generally, that is how I would differentiate the two)
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I love apricot tea, too.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #36
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I just thought I might mention that I bought some Lake Champlain all Natural Traditional Hot Chocolate Just add Hot Milk at Whole Foods tonight. I haven't tried it yet but I liked that it didn't contain cinnamon--it is just sugar, dutched cocoa and vanilla and it contains 35 mg of salt per Tablespoon and 70 calories per serving.

It comes in the following flavors New World, Mocha, Aztec, Organic and Unsweetened Cocoa.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #37
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Isn't "fat free milk" an oxymoron? think about it!
I have even bought fat free cream for coffee. Think about that!!!! lol
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:32 PM   #38
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Since I moved to Mexico, I have found a whole new way of making hot chocolate. Just try it - it is very very good. If you have a store near you that carries Mexican foods, look for La Abuelita (little grandmother) or Ibarra solid chocolate. It comes in a disk that is scored. You simply put the milk in a pan with the chocolate and heat it slowly, melting the chocolate. Whisk it and you're done. Needless to day, whole milk tastes the best. I've never made it with skim. The other night, I didn't have any Abuelita, so I just chunked up a Cadbury bar and melted that with milk...oh it was SO good. You don't need a mix - this is so easy, and no chemicals. Who knew? Not me...
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Since I moved to Mexico, I have found a whole new way of making hot chocolate. Just try it - it is very very good. If you have a store near you that carries Mexican foods, look for La Abuelita (little grandmother) or Ibarra solid chocolate. It comes in a disk that is scored. You simply put the milk in a pan with the chocolate and heat it slowly, melting the chocolate. Whisk it and you're done. Needless to day, whole milk tastes the best. I've never made it with skim. The other night, I didn't have any Abuelita, so I just chunked up a Cadbury bar and melted that with milk...oh it was SO good. You don't need a mix - this is so easy, and no chemicals. Who knew? Not me...
Ohh that sounds soo good. Like a cross between hot chocolate and chocolate milk LOL. Think of all the European chocolates I could melt into that.... Yum!
But then, I had always heard that hot chocolate as done in Mexico is actually very different than the way we do it here anyway?
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That makes perfect sense to me. American desserts are a lot sweeter and the portions are huge.

European desserts are usually less sweet but are richer and one can only eat a small portion. It is why I love to bake them. (There are some exceptions--but generally, that is how I would differentiate the two)
Sorry I missed this post, yes I think it is very true that American desserts are much sweeter and the portions larger than European desserts. I can think of only a handfull of exceptions such as shoo fly pie (we had an Amish recipe for that once but lost it).
Over the years she has swung me around to her way of thinking, and she is right my teeth always hurt after eating American desserts high in sugar. But this also includes Middle Eastern, South American, Mexican, Asian, etc desserts.
In short, I love trying desserts from around the world LOL!
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