Homemade Chocolate Blend

Preparation info
  • 2 pounds

    , which translates roughly into roughly of the powdered mixture (depending on how much it compacts in processing) or approximately thirty 1-ounce tablets
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

Scene: The backyard of my New York City house

Characters: Me (working furiously) and my twenty-year-old son Aaron (indoors, taking a shower before heading off to his restaurant job)

It is a hot, sticky summer afternoon and I am standing before my portable outdoor gas stove. Placed over the burner is a metate. This is my third attempt to make chocolate out of cacao beans. Having first tried simply grinding the beans in the food processor and adding the sugar and