Friday, March 1, 2013

Cocoa

 
A lot of good stuff comes from the Dominican Republic: bananas, coconuts, cigars, coffee and chocolate!  Cocoa is another of the agricultural crops of the Dominican Republic.  They like their chocolate with a high rate of cocoa in it.
It is a bit of work to break open the ripe pods, separate out the mushy parts to get to the pods, and then dried, roasted, shelled by hand, and lastly ground, but it is worth the effort.  The dried ground chocolate combined with a touch of other Dominican crops; sugar and vanilla, and you have yummy hot chocolate. 

4 comments:

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Love Cedar's big smile!

Angela McRae said...

I had no idea the pods were so large! Happy to see the source of a product that has brought so, so much joy to my life! ;)

Marilyn said...

I bet it smelled amazing! Love that you visited here.

Comfrey Cottages said...

You two do the coolest things! lol! How fun! Those are huge pods! xxx