I had my traditional "Cocoa and Toast" for breakfast today. This is a breakfast I ate for all of my childhood. Every morning before school I usually had this wonderful breakfast. I've improved on it a lot since the days mom made her own Hot Cocoa Mix which we added boiling hot water to.
Here's my hot cocoa recipe which I got off the Hershey's can and tweaked it for a larger mug:
1 Can Evaporated Milk
1/2 Cup Water
2 TB Hershey's Cocoa
3 TB Sugar
1/4 tsp Vanilla
Mix the sugar and cocoa well, getting out as many of the lumps as possible.
about 2 TB water to make a syrup and stir in the evaporated milk plus
about 1/2 cup of water and stir until sugar is dissolved over low heat
and keep stirring until nearly scalded add vanilla and pour into a very
Meanwhile toast some thinly
sliced homemade bread and toast until brown and crispy and slather with
real butter. Cut toast in half and dunk in the cocoa before taking a
bite. Add a little cold milk if it's too hot of course. Spoon extra cocoa into your mouth after every bite! You won't be sorry.