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Tea Party winners: Tamera Lynn Kraft's winner is Sherida Stewart, Debra E. Marvin's winner Deana Dick for Ebook of Starlight Serenade, Debora Wilder for Winner's Choice (movies or cookbook), Carrie Fancett Pagels’ winner of choice of ebook or paperback of Tea Shop Folly goes to Teri DiVincenzo and ebook of Love's Sporting Chance goes to Becky Dempsey. Carrie's special unannounced pink heart shaped cup and saucer goes to Melissa Henderson who attended both parties! CONGRATS and thanks for partying with us, colonial style!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Colonial Recipes: Martha Washington's Colonial Chocolate

Martha Washington's Colonial Chocolate

George Washington’s Favorite Hot Chocolate.

4 Tablespoons Cocoa
Small amount Of Cold Water
2 Cups Water
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Small amount Of Cold Milk
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Hot Water
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mix Cocoa And Cold Water To A Smooth Paste In A Saucepan. Stir In The 2 Cups Water, Sugar And Milk. Bring To A Boil And Blend In Cornstarch Which Has Been Dissolved In The Cold Milk. Boil 3 Minutes Longer.
Remove From Heat And Set In A Warm Place. Beat Egg And Hot Water Until Light And Foamy. Pour Half Of Egg Mixture Into A Pitcher. Blend In Vanilla Extract. Add To Chocolate Slowly. Pour Remaining Egg Mixture Over Top. Serve.
 Submitted by Carla Olson Gade


  1. I'm not so sure about the egg, but I think I'll try it. :)

  2. Carla, It's neat to see that these old recipes are really not so very different than ours, minus the egg, of course;) I make a similar hot chocolate from scratch for my men and they love it. I should sneak an egg in for extra protein - am sure they'd be none the wiser! Bless you for this. It was fun making Roxie in TCL a kitchen diva, relying on recipes like these!

  3. With the egg and cornstarch, it's very similar to my chocolate pudding recipe minus the water.

  4. Oh and don't forget a pinch of spice like at CW, Carla, it was so fun having you visit here. That hot chocolate mix from them is RICH! This sounds like a great recipe! Thanks!

  5. I made this recipe a few years back from an old cook I had. I lost the cook book and I´m glad ypu posted it since it was such a good recipe. Thank you a lot! XD


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