Someone posted this recipe on the Mastercook Yahoo group, originally on the foodnouveau.com site. It looks like a quick last minute gift for those people I am still shopping for. I am wondering what "baking cocoa" is. I checked my pantry and found that I have a Shurfine product called "baking cocoa". Do you think that is ok, or should I look for something fancier?
Spicy Mocha Mix
Prep: 10 minutes
About 1 cup mix (24 servings)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant coffee (dry)
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Stir all ingredients until completely mixed. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 6 months.
For each serving: Place 2 to 3 teaspoons mix in cup or mug and fill with 2/3 cup boiling water; stir. Top with whipped cream if desired. For 6 servings, place 1/4 to 1/3 cup mix in heatproof container and add 4 cups boiling water.
1 Serving: Calories 20 (Calories from fat 0); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg; Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 0g.
JAVA MIX: Decrease cocoa to 2 tablespoons and omit nutmeg and cinnamon.
ORANGE CAFÉ AU LAIT MIX: Omit cocoa and nutmeg. Add 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.
GIFTS FOR GIVING
Any busy friend will love a "pampering package." Fill a basket with a large holiday mug, jars of Spicy Mocha Mix, Java Mix and Orange Café au Lait Mix, a package of biscotti, a relaxation audio tape or a new book off the best-seller list.