April Tea Party Winners

Six Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS: Carla Gade - Pattern for Romance audiobooks go to Andrea Stephens and Megs Minutes and winner of Love's Compas is Terressa Thornton, PEGG THOMAS's signed copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection is Debra Smith, Janet Grunst's debut book goes to Kathleen Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner's choice goes to: Connie Saunders, Denise Weimer's print winner of, Angela Couch's winner's choice goes to Susan Johnson, Debra E. Marvin reader's choice of any of her novellas or a paperback of Saguaro Sunset novella -- Teri DiVincenzo and Lynne Feurstein, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's "For Love or Country" go to: Lucy Reynolds, Bree Herron and Mary Ellen Goodwin, Shannon McNear's winners are Becky Dempsey for Pioneer Christmas and Michelle Hayes for Most Eligible Bachelor, Roseanna White's winner for Love Finds You in Annapolis is Becky Smith.

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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