Sunday, October 3, 2010

Warm and cozy breakfast...

You know how sometimes the things that nurture you the most are not necessarily the healthiest ones but the ones closest to your heart?... This morning I made a breakfast for our souls...
Here in México we have a very big culinary tradition, and one of its most famous ingredients is chocolate, yyyyuuuuummmmmm. This morning is a little chilly at home and so I decided to pump up the calorie intake as well as the heart caring and made some amazing natural semi-bitter almond hot chocolate accompanied by day of the death bread. Day of the death bread is my all time favorite, it is made with tons of butter and a little bit of orange zest, they make it into a bun shape and put little bones made out of the same dough on top, bake it and aftewards sprinkle it with sugar. That sweet, soft and citrusy taste brings back some wonderful memories of my childhood when I would wait all year long for the fall season when they start baking this bread, my mom and I would walk together to the bakery, which was not something usual since she was a single mother and spare time and money were a real luxury for us. She would grab my hand and we would walk the two blocks from our apartment to the bakery that all the sudden looked like a different and happier place than the one I saw everyday. The smell of the bakery could be sensed from a 1/2 a block away, and by the time we got to the bakery my cells were already having a party in my body, I was sooo excited about my bread!!! I would stare at the shelve where the day of the death bread was and carefully look for the perfect one to take home because we could only afford one. We would pick the "chosen" one and I would carefully carry it back home. Mom would prepare the hot chocolate with lots of milk and we would sit at the table with our "chosen" bread in between. Step one was to cut the bread in half and eat the deeply desired ball on the top of the bread (which was the yummiest part, go figure why). The morning would finish with both of us laughing at everything including how good our breakfast was while we would wet our fingers and dip them into the left over sugar on the plate....
I love my mom...

Do you also have food for your soul?


Chocolate caliente and a molinillo.
The plates and cups were eagerly waiting too
The wait is over!!!

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