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Plain Cocoa

The quickest and cheapest method of making cocoa is explained in the recipe that follows. It may be prepared in a saucepan and poured into the cups or it may be made in the cups themselves. To improve the flavor of cocoa made in this way, as well as add to its food value, cream should be served with it. Salt also is used to improve the flavor of all cocoa and chocolate beverages.

Sufficient to serve six.


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • few grains of salt
  • 4 cups boiling water


Mix the cocoa, sugar, and salt, form into a paste by stirring in a little of the water, and then add the remainder of the water. Serve with cream.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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