I learned how to cook by watching James Barber's "The Urban Peasant" on CBC. Recently, I came across Barber's website, The Urban Hub
, and its recipe bank
. It is necessary to register with his site in order to use the recipe directory, but it is well worth the hassle as the directory can be searched by ingredients or by recipe name.
Below is a great recipe off of The Urban Hub for Agasajos which will be sure to impress your holiday company!Agasajos (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
* 4 cups milk
* 1 tsp rosewater
* pinch of saffron threads
* 1 stick cinnamon
* 1 dried arbol, or pequin chili
* a splash of vanilla
* 4 oz semisweet chocolate, grated or chopped
* 1/4 cup sugar, optional
* zest of half an orange
Combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to low. Remove chili and cinnamon. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then add the chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate is combined, strain and serve.