[Sca-cooks] Sweet chocolate, Modican chocolate (OOP -- maybe)
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sun Aug 26 17:23:01 PDT 2007
Honey is what Coe mentions. Sugar came later of course.
Terry Decker wrote:
> As stated "the basic recipe" came from the Aztec and according to the entry
> for Cacao in The Cambridge World History of Food, the Aztec did mix cacao
> with honey (as well as with hot water, cold water, maize, ground chili
> peppers, vanilla, annato, etc., etc. etc.). The sugar could be a
> replacement for honey.snipped
>> I have a quibble here--- How could the Aztecs have been crushing
>> cacao beans with sugar prior to the Europeans bringing sugarcane
>> to the New World?
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