Cuzco Neighborhoods, Events, Traditional Food, Uncategorized

Hot Chocolate and Sweet Bread Make Christmas

Hot Chocolate and a Sweet Biscocho (Wayra)

In one more day will arrive the favorite celebration of all children, Christmas. Here in Cusco, the most typical thing we do is to have the popular chocolatada. We make up hot chocolate and serve this delicious and warming drink with some slices of panetones or some flavorful biscochos.

In one more day will arrive the favorite celebration of all children, Christmas. Here in Cusco, the most typical thing we do is to have the popular chocolatada. We make up hot chocolate and serve this delicious and warming drink with some slices of panetones or some flavorful biscochos.

To prepare a delicious hot chocolate, Cusco style, you only need milk, cloves, cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate. That is all it takes to make up a drink that suggest Christmas to all of us here.

When this special day arrives, many neighborhoods come together and prepare a chocolatada for the children of the area. On this day all the kids are happy as they have hot chocolate. Their small and enchanting faces reflect their immense joy. They enjoy each moment as if it were their last. They talk and tell each other what they most want to receive for Christmas. If there is enough money, then the people of the neighborhood also give the children gifts.

Many businesses in the city also give their support for their employees to carry out a chocolatada for the poor children of the city and for nearby rural communities. Among them, the Navarrete business for many years now has led out in giving hot chocolate and gifts to needy children.

During Christmas, especially at midnight on Christmas Eve, all of Cuzco’s families will sit down and share hot chocolate together. Will drinking and nibbling on panetón, they will remember past times and will make plans for the family’s future. The most important thing is that they will be united and will enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate the same as they do every year.

Many people, and especially children, count the hours for midnight to come so they can enjoy the celebration, along with a cup of hot chocolate and sweet bread. With only mentioning these things, ones mouth begins to water in thoughts of delight. Panetón and hot chocolate are a perfect combination for the palate.

 

 

 

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