cocoa recipe

The Best Vegan Hot Cocoa

(My recipe, my picture)

Is there anything better than a hot chocolate on a cold winter night? I don’t think so. This recipe is vegan and super easy to make, plus it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! 

The Best Vegan Hot Cocoa

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

¼-1/3 cup of white sugar (depending on how sweet you want it to be)

1 ¾ cup oat milk

¼ cup oat milk (to be used separately from other milk)

Cardamon to taste

Directions

Stir together the sugar and the cocoa powder in a pan. Add ¼ cup of the oat milk, and apply heat to the pan to bring the mixture to a low boil stirring constantly. 

Let the mixture boil for a couple of minutes (keep stirring) and then add the rest of the oat milk.

Finish off with a bit of cardamon if you feel like making the chocolate taste more of christmas! 

xx Wilma

Chocolate and Matcha Marble Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of neutral tasting oil (e.g., sunflower)
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 300g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp matcha powder 
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 270 g self raising flour
  • 2 pinches of salt

Recipe:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 and line a baking tray w parchment.
  2. Mix together 1/3 cup of oil, ¼ cup milk and 150g sugar.
  3. Sift together 145 g flour with the matcha powder, then stir into the wet ingredients to make a green dough.
  4. Mix together the remaining oil, milk and sugar, then sift together the remaining 125g of flour and cocoa and mix into the wet ingredients to make a chocolate dough.
  5. Both doughs should be about the same consistency and hold together fairly well, so you may need to add extra flour/milk to one.
  6. Mix the cookie doughs together only slightly to create a marbled effect, then drop heaped tablespoons of the dough onto the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until the edges start to brown before removing from the oven and allowing to cool.

Notes: so I was going to a rainbow-themed potluck last week and had to crack out some sort of colourful food at like midnight the night before and this is what I came up with :) Everyone loved them! btw for the blueberry icing, I just used a handful of frozen blueberries, whacked them in the microwave for about 30 secs, and then sieved them into some icing sugar to make a paste and just drizzled that over the top when they were cool.

Serves 21, 163 calories (w/o icing)

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On February 9th, 1894, Milton S. Hershey founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. What better way to appreciate this momentous anniversary than with a book of chocolate recipes?

Walter Baker & Company’s 1931 recipe book, Best Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes, begins with a chronicle of the history of chocolate– its origins in ancient Mexico, South America, and the West Indies and how it spread to Europe and the United States. No variation of chocolate dessert is left out of this book, and many of the recipes include mouthwateringly realistic illustrations.

Walter Baker & Company. (1931). Best chocolate and cocoa recipes. Dorchester, Mass: W. Baker & Co., Inc.

From the Tampa Memorial Collection, University of South Florida Libraries