Spiced Hot Chocolate / Krydret Varm Sjokolade

A hot beverage recipe from the 17th century found on historyextra.comSpiced Hot Chocolate / Krydret Varm Sjokolade

In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates spiced hot chocolate – a chocolate treat enjoyed by kings and queens.

Sam writes: Hot chocolate has always been one of my favourite drinks but I have often wondered when the drink was first consumed in Britain.

I was surprised to find out that chocolate itself arrived in England in the 1600s, with evidence of it being drunk at the court of Charles I – before it was deemed a sinful pleasure by Oliver Cromwell, and banned.

This recipe is based on the drink served at the English court during the 17th and 18th centuries and the spices make it smell – and taste – wonderful. It’s also very simple to make. The drink is very rich – you won’t need a big portion – but since chocolate was believed to have medicinal properties well into the mid-18th century, you can see it as a relatively guilt-free treat!

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Swedish Cardamom Cakes / Kardemummakakor

A classic Swedish Cake recipe found on godmat.org
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Kuwaiti Traditional Tea / Kuwaitiske Tradisjonell Te

A traditional hot beverage recipe from the Middle East
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This is the typical tea you will find in regular housed in Kuwait. Its deliciously aroma and the spices give it a rich taste.

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Hot Chocolate with Cardamom Cream / Varm Sjokolade med Kardemummekrem

A great hot chocolate recipe found on rema.no
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As I write this the biathlon world championship is held a few kilometers up the hilside from my flat and a Norwegian girl has just won the sprint distance.  What better moment to celebrate with a rather fancy cup of hot chocolate  – Ted 😉

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Cardamom Cake With Pears / Kardemommekake Med Paerer

A juicy cardamom cake recipe  from “Nye Mesterkokken”
(The New Master Chef) published in 1974

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This recipe may seem a little different, but is really a good variation on the “old-fashioned” cardamom cake. You may use both overripe pears or windfalls, fruit of the highest quality is not needed.

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