Tablea refers to blocks of cacao which, in Filipino cuisine, are heated with milk to make a hot chocolate drink. My grandparents used to serve this hot drink on Christmas Eve. My mother-in-law introduced me to the Antonio Pueo brand of tablea. When cacao is processed into cocoa powder, most of the cocoa butter is lost. What cocoa powder has lost is retained in the tablea.
Filipino Tsokolate – Hot Chocolate Tablea Milk Drink
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We finally have all of our Christmas lights and other decorations up. And, true to form, Colorado has given us crazy warm weather, leaving me feeling like we've put all of these decorations up in May instead of December. It's very confusing. Still, I'm pushing through by listening to constant Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and burning pine scented candles. And lets not forget the hot chocolate. There are other warm holiday beverages that are equally as festive, but nothing so classically comforting as a mug of hot chocolate.
Molten Hot Chocolate
Products from Amazon. Winter came too early today blasting into fall. To warm us up, I quickly made a rich, thick hearty cup of hot cocoa for our merienda. As I write this, the snow fall outside is relentless and falling hard. It was a good reason to make a few cups of tsokolate.