The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Foodie Friday...

another Friday.

Here's an interesting one.

It took me a while to figure out what this is. I'm not sure I've done it yet actually.

Chocolate. It's Mexican chocolate though - has a cinnamon flavor along with the chocolate. This stuff actually grates really well. I added it into a coffee cake batter I made and a bread recipe.

Alan thinks I bought crystalized sugar and cinnamon with a chocolate dusting, in the shape of a boot heel. Yep. That's exactly what it looks like.

I haven't tried melting it down to use in recipes though. If you have an ideas, feel free to send them my way.

I bought 1/2 kilo for 30 pesos. At the rate we use this stuff it will last me 'till next Christmas when I need cocoa powder for cookies.

Experimenting away....



TexasHeather said...

Is it the same kind of chocolate they use for that wonderful Mexican hot chocolate????

What a neat find! I hope it does last you until Christmas cookie season!

Dina said...

Yes, I was going to say the same thing! Our Oaxacan mssy friends brought us some and told us to grate it into hot milk. I remember it was good and it didn't last long. :0)

Jennifer said...

Have to third what has been said already. Grate it and put it in hot milk. Yum!