One of my lovely guests placed a jar of chocolate something on the counter. "What is that!" I asked!
"Mamjar, from Cuenca," he announced with a flourish, opening the lid and putting a little bit on a spoon for me to taste. "The best you ever had," and he was right, wow! Much better than the American hazelnut chocolate paste in the jar. I can't remember what it's called. Here's a bit healthier verion.

Recipe of the Day - Mamjar


    1 liter almond milk
    4 T. yucca starch
    1 c. coconut milk
    1/4 c. cacao powder
    3 drops liquid stevia or 1/4 c. panela
    Plum to decorate
Mix the first five ingredients and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Place in a bowl and garnish with plums.

Word of the Day - tarro - jar

Tip of the Day - Try the foods of the different cities, barrios and tiendas. There is some fantastic cooking going on out there!

Mamjar da mamãe


  • 1 litro de leite
  • 4 colheres de maizena
  • 1 vidro de leite de coco
  • Açúcar à vontade
  • Ameixa para decorar

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